17th Annual Summer Celebration of the Arts, July 9, 2016, 11 am to 5 pm

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9, when the Center will host its 17th annual “Summer Celebration of the Arts” from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  This summertime tradition is one of the premier arts festivals in the state and showcases the work of more than 100 local and regional artists, craftspeople, writers, and musicians. 

Artwork includes indoor Gallery Exhibition Opening Work featuring local area visual artists; over 30 visiting artist’s tents with work on display and for sale, including paintings, pottery, furniture, weavings, jewelry, wood carvings, photographs, textiles, stained glass and more; as well as open studios and demonstrations by these studio and resident fellow artists:

Mike Arturi – musician
Gail Dahlberg – glassblowing
Julie DeVetter – pottery
Angela Foley – pottery
Ghita Ghei – mixed media
Bernhard Gwiggner – mixed media
Art Kenyon – painting
Rob  Meyer – photography
Aimee Radman – fiber arts
Red Wing Photography Club – photography
Mike Route – blacksmithing
Tom Virgin – mixed media
Cynthia Weitzel – mixed media

Molly Keifer, publisher Tinderbox Press, will host poetry readings on the north lawn, and Mike Arturi, drummer for the rock-and-roll Hall of Fame band, Lovin’ Spoonful, will showcase solo and group performances by students of his award-winning Universal Music Center.

Music on the lower lawn kicks off at 1:00 p.m. with Steve Sullivan, a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music combines the Electric Blues of Muddy Waters and classic R&B to a blend of heartfelt Americana.

The music continues at 2:30 p.m. with back-to-back sets of The Melvilles,   a Twin Cities based band performing a mix of familiar cover tunes plus exciting, engaging originals. The resulting sound is a mongrel-mix of twangy, funky, jangly music with a touch of rock & roll bite.

Plus in the Barn Loft
Mark Woerpel on the guitar, and piano and Native American flute and Hairspray Phoenix Theatre Cast

Lynn Dulak will play the piano in the permanent gallery.

Golf cart and vintage WWII Jeep tours of the Center’s 8-acre Sculpture Garden will also be available. 

Food and refreshments will be provided by Le Chien Bleu Catering. Craft beer, wine and other beverages are also available for sale.

This event is FREE and open to the public, so come for the Art and stay for the Music, or come for the Music and Stay for the Art!

For more information regarding Anderson Center Events, Classes and Retreats, please call 651-388-2009 or email: info@andersoncenter.org

The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race, national origin, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, in admission, access, or employment.