Celebrate the Arts is Underway

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"Easier than tying one," Len Gross of Sheridan works on his watercolor.
"Easier than tying one," Len Gross of Sheridan works on his watercolor.

Thursday night kicked off the 10th Annual “Celebrate the Arts,” a three-day event where art is created and performed live. Last night's activities were held at the Historic Sheridan Inn.

The night began with the announcement of four new permanent pieces of art to be placed around our community, plus twenty new pieces which will be on loan.

The highlight of the evening was the “Quick Draw” out on the front porch of the Inn. Local artists had one hour to create and frame an art piece which was auctioned off later in the evening.

Skye Evers was there working on a small sculpture.

Christie American Horse was working on her rendition of Devil's Tower, done in acrylics. She grew up drawing and learned much from her dad.

But the night was also a time of good-byes, as Chairman Fachon Wilson said this is her last time heading up the event.

Fachon says art is an important part of our economy.

Friday and Saturday, from 11 am - 2 pm, twenty-three participating stores around Sheridan will have artists on-site creating their work.

Other activities include free face painting on Grinnell Plaza and sculpture cleaning seminars held in the Historic Train Depot.

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