Bucktown BASH is Friday July 31st ! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Monday, 20 July 2009 07:28

Arts venue to celebrate 4th anniversary with open house, art demos and more!

Davenport, July 16, 2009

Celebrate The Bucktown Center for the Arts’ 4th Anniversary at the Bucktown BASH on Friday, July 31st from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available prior to the event at Bucktown.

Refreshments will be served in hospitality areas throughout the building—plus, Ancient Wisdom Acupuncture will do a summer tea tasting and Cravings Chocolate will offer a sampling of chocolates.

Musical performances will include Alan Sweet and Mark Brown on the first floor; and Toby Brown and Ragaman on 2nd floor.

Other 1st floor events:

*Three Gypsies, Suite 100 will feature artist Desiree Border performing a glass bead-making demonstration.

* L. Marie Creations Suite 101 will feature jewelry by Lori Boutott, and artwork by Steve Burgess and special guest Dennis Kendal Hall.

* Unique Art, Suite 102 will host a reception by featured watercolorist Susan Drennan. Judy O. Gray will perform fine art painting demonstration; Photographer Dave Sorenson, will host a book signing.

* Small Wonders Photography, Suite 103, will offer party-goers an opportunity to have their photo taken in their “funky photo booth”. Photos can be purchased on site, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Bucktown Center for the Arts.

*Painter Heidi Hernandez will display her latest pieces in Suite 105.

*Mosaic artist Jean Lake will show her work in Suite 107.

2nd floor events:

*Midcoast at Bucktown (Suite 206) will host the opening reception of the art installation, Dusty World & Dewy New Moon by artists Terry Rathje, Steve Banks, Bill Campbell and Elizabeth Sallak

*doeGALLERY (suite 201B) is offering a “Final Days of Summer” discount—15% off all artwork.

*Two new studios will hold their openings during the Bash—Painter Regan Hatfield is now in Suite 201 A (formerly AngleFX); and the ARTery is now in Suite 202C (formerly Hetz Gallery).

Bucktown Center for the Arts is home to 20 working studios/galleries, and over 150 artists providing original artwork for exhibition and sale. It is located at 225 E. 2nd St., on the corner of east 2nd and Pershing St.

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