First Lady Dianne Bentley was the emcee for a luncheon and fashion show in February that benefitted the Shelby County Art Council. This event brought together three ladies groups, all of which support the arts and promote culture in the Shelby County Area.
Belk Department Store supplied the spring fashion and models were selected from surrounding communities. The Fish Market restaurant catered and the tables were decorated with local art. All of the art on the tables and on display were for sale and all money raised was given to the Arts Council.
After the event, Mrs. Bentley went to the council's center and was able to view a quilt show. Her cathedral window tie quilt was on display along with many others. The show will be up through March. As most people know, the First Lady has a passion for fiber art and quilting, but was happy to share her voice to support all art.