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January 27, 2014

Artists arriving Feb. 9 'For the Love of Art'

Part of admission to benefit Elkhart Art League.

ELKHART — “For the Love of Art” on Feb. 9 will combine an array of more than 40 fine artists from Chicago, Toledo, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Michiana at the Northern Indiana Event Center (RV Hall of Fame).

The art show will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More than 15 mediums will be represented at this show, including stained glass, blown glass, pottery, fiber, wood work, fine photography, jewelry, wearable fiber art, sculptures and paintings in a variety of subject matter. Also appearing will be Steampunk Eddy from Jackson, Mich., and award-winning children’s picture book author Cheri L. Hallwood. Hallwood will be available for book signings.

Several artists showing are local, including John Mishler from Goshen College, Mary Jane Brannock of Syracuse, Andy Alexis-Baker of Elkhart, Elizabeth Wamsley of Syracuse, Sharon Chupp of Elkhart, Steve Laughlin of Middlebury and Mark Danials of Goshen.

The Black Crow on Main will offer a soft seating area for patrons to sit and relax while listen to music from Venitia Sekema and Bobby Lee Caldwell .

The even’ts official beer sponsor is Elkhart’s very own Iechyd Da Brewery Co. Beer will be available to purchase at the show along with non-alcoholic beverages and food.

Sponsoring the show is Art on Main. Patrons will be able to meet the owners of Art on Main and see how they are embracing the arts in downtown Elkhart, organizers said.

Their will be art dollar giveaways throughout the day to use at the show.

Admission is $5. Children ages 12 years and younger will be admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

A portion of the door fee will benefit the Elkhart Art League.

“I’m excited to bring a fine art show at this caliber to Elkhart during Elkhart’s lowest tourist season,” organizer Shireen Cline said. “I believe this event will bring visitors in from 100 miles radius to heighten revenue for all of Elkhart.”

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