The weather is beginning to cool, daylight hours are shorter, nights are longer and the beginning murmur of holiday plans fill the air as Arts on the Coast will host its fall art show and reception this weekend at its new gallery in the Spier Brogdan Building, 2591 Highway 17, suite 101.
The show will be run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, and from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The show is open to the public; refreshments and appetizers will be served.
In addition to viewing new original artworks by the most talented artists in the area, a chance to meet and talk with the artists, mouth-watering culinary refreshments and a fun night out, patrons can support local arts association as well as the Matthew Freeman Project in one fell swoop. Arts on the Coast will hold a silent auction during its Saturday evening reception, and all proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Matthew Freeman Project. The reception, which is open to the general public, will be held from 6-9 p.m.
Arts on the Coast is honored to help support and promote the Freeman Project. Our artists are donating original art works, photography, prints and art lessons for the silent auction. Local restaurants and businesses also are participating by donating services and goods. It will be a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping early, promote your community and support the Matthew Freeman Project and your local arts association. Since October 2010 the Freeman Project has delivered more than 12,000 pounds of school supplies to children overseas.
Artwork not in the silent auction also will be available for purchase from the artists. All of the artists participating in the show will be at the reception on Saturday evening.
The Arts on the Coast organization embraces all areas of the creative arts. The visual artists are a sub-group of the organization. They promote two major art shows per year and participate in other opportunities to showcase their work and come together as a community. In addition, the artists, with the help of Carol and Gene Brogdan, have opened an art gallery and drop-in spot for anyone interested in the arts and conversation. The Arts on the Coast gallery is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Volker is the vice president of Arts on the Coast.