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Holiday weekend welcomes kickoff for Greenstone’s Juried Art Show & Sale
Sat., July 5 is annual Greenstone GalaWelcome to Ely Greenstone Public Art

ENJOYING the art ambience in 2013 were Seraphine Rolando and Dayna and Eric Mase. Photo by Heidi Pinkerton

ENJOYING the art ambience in 2013 were Seraphine Rolando and Dayna and Eric Mase.
Photo by Heidi Pinkerton

 

Cap off the nation’s celebration on  Saturday, July 5 with Ely Greenstone’s annual Gala. You’ll find more art and more opportunities to collect fabulous artworks created in the area. That’s what’s happening next Saturday as the annual Ely Greenstone Juried Art Show & Sale gets underway for an evening of fine food and wine tastings, with other beverages available. Music by Accidental Ensemble.

The $30 per adult entry fee includes all this and helps to support the work of Ely Greenstone Public Art which manages the 100+ old Miners Dry facility at Pioneer Mine for the City of Ely.

Known as the premier art event in the area, tickets for the adult event are now on sale at the Ely Echo, 15 East Chapman Street or may be reserved by calling 218-235-1721. Tickets may also be purchased at the door that evening.

Following the Gala Preview evening, the show is open to the public free from 1-4 p.m. daily, July 6 through July 13.

One highlight of the nine day Greenstone Art Show & Sale are the awards given. The Judge’s Choice, Best of Show and People’s Choice awards each carry a $150 prize for the artist. And everybody, young and old, get to vote daily for the People’s Choice award which is named at the end of the show.

Judges this year included board members of the Ely Public Library who have chosen 11 artworks for which there will be a discount given if chosen to be donated to the Ely Public Library on the donor’s behalf.

A few volunteers are still needed to help with the event that evening and also during the following afternoons which are open free to the public. Contact Sue at 319-610-3812 to help.

The Miners Dry House is located at 105 Miners Lake Landing Road, off North Pioneer Road, in the Pioneer Mine Complex which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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