Guild member Lani Chaves is one of five Pittsboro Gallery of Arts (PGA) Artist/Owners who will be adorning ceramic rabbit statues (seen here incognito) for Founder’s Day on Saturday, April 10.
These five Chatham Rabbits are to be stashed around downtown Pittsboro awaiting their close-up in the Found It! Chatham Rabbit Hunt. After being embellished by local PGA artists, these rabbit statues will be hidden on or near Hillsboro Street. The first 25 visitors to the Welcome Center between 10am and 7pm who show a photo of themselves with three of the five statues will receive a $10 voucher to be redeemed at one of the participating downtown businesses. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of the rabbit statues.
The Found It! Chatham Rabbit Hunt coincides with the kick-off of Chatham County’s 250th birthday celebration called Founding Day. Founding Day happens from 2-5pm on Saturday, April 10, on Hanks Street in downtown Pittsboro. This drive-thru event will have multiple stations that focus on history and community, with opportunities for community members to share, learn, and engage. Participants can also look forward to a birthday party theme. There will be a goody bag, party hat, a pinata raffle, and a sweet treat for community members to take home.
After rolling off the Chatham Artists Guild board as Co-President in 2021, Lani is thrilled to be able to participate as a local artist in her community in this new way. Look for updates on the chatham rabbits statue project in traditional media sites like the Chatham News & Record and on Main Street Pittsboro’s Facebook Page or other social media venues.