Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – Woodway/Waco, Texas – The SpringHill Suites Waco / Woodway hosted their first annual ArtNight event last week, partnering with local artist Shawn Knuckles, Tennyson Middle School, and J.H. Hines Elementary School to bring the local art scene to hotel guests and the surrounding community.
Serving as a space for creativity and inspiration, the SpringHill Suites Waco / Woodway gave guests and neighbors the unique opportunity to connect and appreciate great art. Shawn Knuckles, as well as his students at Tennyson Middle School, displayed beautiful & creative paintings and sketches to help bring a taste of local talent into the hotel for the evening. Many of the students donated their works to the event allowing the SpringHill Suites Waco/Woodway to coordinate a Chinese raffle which raised over $2000.00. That money will be shared between the Marriott “Save Art” initiative which is in partnership with Fresh New Artists to provide art supplies to area schools including Tennyson Middle School and J.H. Hines Elementary school.
“ArtNight reflects the brand’s focus on style and design while paying tribute to local art communities,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager of SpringHill Suites by Marriott. “We’re proud that the SpringHill Suites Waco/Woodway extended this experience to its guests and the surrounding Waco community.” SpringHill Suites recognizes the importance of art in everyday life and is focused on delivering modern style and design to its guests. ArtNight is the brand’s award winning experiential platform that allows more than 300 hotels across the country to connect guests with local communities while providing local artists outlets to showcase their talent.