The Regional Library Foundation is hosting its annual arts and craft show this week, and organizers say it will be the largest show so far.

The show is today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the former armory at 140 Cane Creek Road. 

The armory is currently being transformed into the future Regional Library and Arts Center. The metal front wall was recently removed and replaced with a glass front. 

The library and arts center will serve not only Warrior, but also all surrounding communities. 

Foundation board member Janie McCallie said there will be more than 45 vendors at the show selling jewelry hand-carved wooden toys, paintings, ceramics, plants, cotton candy and much more. 

On Saturday, Big Daddy’s BBQ will sell food. 

Also on hand for the weekend will be Warrior artist Sandy Mann, who is president of the arts council and has played a key role in helping develop the arts side of the future library and arts center. 

Mann is currently has art being shown in the prestigious Energen Art Show in Birmingham. 

Mann submitted an abstract landscape of the City Federal building in Birmingham; it is on display for purchase at the show for $1,500. 

The show is free and open to the public through Sunday. 

“I feel it is vital to interact with other art communities to further our efforts here in Warrior,” said Mann. “My goal and the goal of the arts council is to promote the performing arts and visual arts for our citizens and provide opportunities not available presently.”

Mann said the council hopes to have a working studio in the new library to hold classes, meetings and workshops. 

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