2012-06-21 / News

Art Gallery now open

Lake Effect features local, regional artists


Above, the inside of the new Lake Effect Art Gallery, located at Traders’ Point in Manistique, is shown. 
Courtesy photo Above, the inside of the new Lake Effect Art Gallery, located at Traders’ Point in Manistique, is shown. Courtesy photo MANISTIQUE – The Lake Effect Community Arts is proud to announce the opening of the new Lake Effect Art Gallery, located at Traders’ Point in Manistique. The gallery will be open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the summer and early fall.

Over twenty local and regional artists are participating in the gallery, contributing a wide variety of artwork for sale in many media types. Originality and quality were strong criterion in choosing work to be displayed in the gallery, and the result is a unique collection of art and fine craft that strongly represents the area. The collection will change periodically to keep it interesting and fresh.

The Lake Effect Art Gallery is staffed entirely by volunteers, many of whom are the artists whose work is in the gallery, so visitors have a chance to speak with those directly involved. Profits from the gallery sales help fund Lake Effect Community Arts’ classes and programs, benefiting the community as well as the artists involved.

More information on the gallery, as well as submission guidelines for new artists can be found at www.lakeeffectarts.org/gallery or contact gallery president Karen Christie at (906) 341-1674, gallery@lakeeffectarts.org, or Pam Shiels at (906) 283-3415, treasurer@lakeeffectarts.org. The gallery phone number is (906) 341-3411.

Lake Effect Community Arts was formed in early 2011 with the goal of encouraging and nurturing the arts in the Schoolcraft County area. The art gallery is considered a big step toward their goal of serving and enhancing the community in the area of the arts. New members are always welcome in the organization.

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