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Art Beat of Elk Rapids is Saturday, June 2

Elk Rapids kicks off the Summer Spectacular Art Tour with Art Beat of Elk Rapids on Saturday, June 2.

Three of Northern Michigan’s award-winning galleries will be participating in an open house gallery walk from 10 am to 5 pm.   

Mullaly’s 128 Studio & Gallery, The Blue Heron Gallery and Twisted Fish Gallery all offer original fine art, along with many affordable artist-made items. Art Beat festivities include guest artists demonstrating their work, with refreshments served all day. Stop by for a mimosa, wine, hors d’oeuvres, or other tasty treats. Three $100 gift certificates be drawn from those visiting all three galleries.

Here’s what to look forward to at Twisted Fish:

Throughout the day, Saturday, June 2:
  • Hourly gift certificate drawings.
  • Artist Dick Davis demonstrating metal and leather work.
  • Cathy Brown showing her jewelry.
  • Sculptor Bernadette Zachara-Marcos working with clay and other materials.
  • Plein air painting in Twisted Fish Gallery’s gardens. Bring your easel and join the fun!

From 10 am to noon:
  • Margaret Meunch Learner – Weaving wool rag rugs
  • Margaret White – Painting with oil pastels
  • Willian White – Painting with acrylics
  • Betty Bea Washburn – Painting with watercolors
From noon to 2pm:
  • Charles Murphy – Painting with watercolors
  • William Sievert – Painting with acrylics
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the unique experience that is Art Beat! Plan to be there,
and kick off the summer art season Saturday, June 2 from 10 am to 5 pm in the village of Elk Rapids.
Bring the whole family!

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