Event - 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. Work featured includes paintings, pottery, furniture, weavings, jewelry, wood carvings, photographs, textiles, and stained glass.

Visit the Center’s 20 year-round artists, who will open their studios for tours and demonstrations in glassblowing, pottery, painting, and more. Scott King, publisher of Red Dragonfly 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.

Throughout the afternoon, visitors can enjoy live music on the lower lawn; climb the landmark water tower for stunning vistas of the Cannon River valley; visit the many display tents; tour studios to watch artists at work; stroll through the Center’s galleries and its permanent art collection; watch live entertainment in the beautifully restored Anderson Center barn; or lounge the summer afternoon away over a glass of wine or beer in the shade of the spacious Anderson Center grounds.
Golf cart and vintage WWII Jeep tours of the Center’s 8-acre Sculpture Garden will also be available.

Food and refreshments provided by Chef Britton will be available for purchase in the café, where the roof deck will be open.

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.