Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Art in the Garden - An Alfresco Experience

A Look at Last Year's Art in the Garden
    The Washington County Historical Society is presenting its 22nd Annual Art in the Garden (AIG) Art Show and Saleon Saturday, September 26th in the historic LeMoyne House Garden, 49 E. Maiden Street in Washington. The show features more than regional artists working in a variety of mediums including clay, glass, mixed media, and two dimensional art.
     This year AIG will feature several new artists as well as many of the artists that
you have come to know and love, including the students from the Kenneth J.
and Shirley Yablonski Arts for Special Needs Program. Our featured artist for
this year is Andrew Knez. His featured piece, Frontier Fiddler, will be on
display for sale along with many of his other pieces in a special tent in the
center of the garden.
    This year’s event will also feature a number of awards for the artists including
Best in Show, People’s Choice and Buyer’s Awards. The Buyer’s Awards are
corporate sponsored awards which allow for corporations to choose a piece
of artwork for their o­ce or to donate that work to a non-pro‑t or school
system to encourage art appreciation.
    Art in the Garden schedule provides an  ideal Saturday outing The event will open in the   
LeMoyne House garden on Saturday, September 26th from 2 - 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for
adults, $10 for students, and children 12 and under are free. Street parking is free on weekends.
    Light hors d’ouevres, catered by Angelo’s Restauran of Washingtont, will be served throughout
the day, in addition to a wine bar with wine provided by Washington
Winery. Both food and drinks are free with admission.
Washington County Historical Society:
Making History by Preserving History
Founded in 1900, the Washington County Historical Society is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Washington
County history. Located in the historic Francis J. LeMoyne house, the
Historical Society provides educational outreach opportunities to school,
community and historical groups. It also houses an extensive library that is
used frequently by genealogy and academic researchers.
     In addition to Art in the Garden, the Historical Society hosts numerous other events
throughout the year including the Washington County Historical Society
History Hall of Fame. Those involved with the Historical Society dedicate
their time and efforts to make sure that the history of the county is not

only saved, but is available for all who wish to learn from it.

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