The last of the three historic buildings – the Clovelly House – is now completed. This house belonged to Gen. Higgins and his family as he was the first General of the Salvation Army in Sebring. Gen. Higgins was re-located to Sebring by George Sebring. His granddaughter – Joan Higgins Hartt – resides in Avon Park and helped renovate this building along with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the League. HAL’s teen and children classes now have a home of their own with rooms designed and outfitted specially for them.
Artist in Residence Application NOW OPEN!
HAL’s AiR program provides visual or literary artists dedicated time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative community at HAL’s ‘Village Where Art Lives.’ Ideal candidates for this program are progressive artists who are self-directed, motivated, community-oriented and passionate about creating new work.
The program encourages career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply. AiR artists will receive dedicated studio and living space in HAL’s Clovelly House complete with climate control and studio space in exchange for part time work at the Village Where Art Lives. The length of the residency is mutually agreed upon by HAL and the artist. The residency can begin as early as Jan. 5, 2018.
A special thank you to several donors who have made this program possible, including the Sebring CRA, Joan Hartt, Turner Furniture, Habitat for Humanity of Highlands County, Marty Payne, Nancy Palmer and Rent King of Avon Park. Because of their contributions, more emerging and established artists will receive the opportunity to hone their craft and submerge themselves in a creative art village through the AiR program.