Now in its fifth year, the GARDEN OF ARTISTRY FINE ART SHOW is July 22,23,24th t the Ponderay Garden Center, just north of Walmart on Highway 95. (Just take the bypass around Sandpoint headed north, you'll see us on your right just out of the town of Ponderay.) As always, admittance is free and so is the parking. The hours are Friday from 1;00 to 5:00 with the Opening Reception from 6:00 to 8:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00. The Garden Center is a lovely nursery on the site of an old homestead, wander around the paths and discover fine art and beautiful plants.
It is going to be another wonderful show. Quite a few new artists I am excited to present, (did I mention I am the show director?) We've had fun with the 4th of July show parade float, lots of flowers and a guest 6 foot black and white fuzzy live "badger" riding and dancing in the bed of the antique dump truck that pulled our float.
And this year we have some wonderful sponsors to help us put on the show. Of course first of all our hosts, the Ponderay Garden Center, but also Route 66, Steve's Import Auto, Connie's Café, Lake RV, Pierce Auto Center, The Blue Heron Café and Samuels Store, The Co-Op country Store, The Bonner County Daily Bee and, ASAP Tax and Accounting. We are so grateful for their assistance.
August 13th and 14th I will be down by the water in Sandpoint for POAC's ART ON THE BEACH. This is a very large arts and crafts show that has wonderful treasures to discover. /attendance and parking is also free, and there is lots of entertainment to enjoy, too.