Everything on display at the “Orphaned Art Show” is free.
Only one to a customer — but everyone who views the exhibition at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola, will get a sticker to put on the artwork of their choice.
At the end of the reception, patrons can take the art home with them.
The idea for the show was born when the building that houses the center was sold, and the Barryville Area Arts Association got notice to vacate. As a way to repay the community that has supported them, more than 300 works of art will be made available for free.
Here’s how it works:
● Doors to the exhibit open at 10 a.m. on Visitors can enjoy the exhibit and reserve their free artwork anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, or Friday, Oct. 1; or from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
● The free reception, with complimentary refreshments, is from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Reserved artworks can be taken home at any time after 3 p.m.
The work includes framed original drawings, original paintings, canvas prints, photography, jewelry, classic prints, sculpture, wood carvings, and other art. They range in size from very large to very small.
“We’d rather go out with a big bang than a whimper,” said a statement by the gallery staff. “We’re having one last blast in a space that has strived to build community through art. We’re hoping to say goodbye, in person, to everyone who has visited us over the past six years, and that the community spirit we helped build will live on long after we close.”
The Artists’ Market Community Center will continue to sponsor events at other venues and cproduce art-related videos for their popular YouTube Channel.
The “Orphaned Art Show” is co-sponsored by the Barryville Area Art Association and made possible in part by a grant from the John L. Snyder Fund of the Greater Pike Community Foundation.
For additional information call 914-799-0180 or e-mail email@example.com.
“We’d rather go out with a big bang than a whimper. We’re having one last blast in a space that has strived to build community through art. We’re hoping to say goodbye, in person, to everyone who has visited us over the past six years, and that the community spirit we helped build will live on long after we close.”