Thursday, August 5, 2010

Glacier Reflections: Reception for Nancy Cawdrey

Friday evening is our premier event of the summer - our reception for Bigfork artist Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey. For several years now, we've thrown a big party to introduce new paintings from Nancy, always on the Friday before Festival of the Arts weekend. We've got five new paintings to add to our already wide selection of Nancy Cawdrey originals, and from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow we'll have bubbly and snacks to help entice you in and have a look. Josh Auerhammer of Culinary Design Studio is catering, so you know the food will be sublime! Please join us, and bring your family and friends!

And, do make a point to visit Bigfork this weekend for the Festival of the Arts. If you're unfamiliar with Festival, take a moment and check out the website - - for a little history. In a nutshell, Festival is a street fair celebrating the arts; over 150 vendors this year set up booths on the street to show their wares. You can find paintings and photography, sculpture and pottery, clothing, jewelry, handmade soaps and a host of other handmade items - there's something for everyone! The quality of work exhibited is quite high; in the early years, I thought of the Festival as "Arts and Craps" but no more. It may not all be your taste, but it's all good now. And, for me at least, the icing on the cake is the food - several vendors sell baked goods, and you can find barbecue, crepes, Chicago Hot Dogs, burgers, fry bread, Hale's noodles and even mini donuts! It's an eating extravaganza! Live music is offered at a couple of locations all weekend, rounding out the event. There is no parking downtown, but shuttle buses run regularly, and handicapped parking is available. Contact the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce - 837-5888 - for additional information.

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