As the days cool and Mother Nature begins her magnificent fall color artistry, it’s time for Elk Rapids to celebrate the splendor of fall with ART BEAT! Three Northern Michigan’s award-winning galleries will be participating in an open house gallery walk on Saturday, October 5th from 10am to 5pm.
Each Elk Rapids gallery is special, and all offer fine art, along with many affordable artist-made items. Three $100 gift certificates will be drawn from those visiting all three galleries during the day. Festivities include guest artists and demonstrations. Refreshments will be served all day.
The Blue Heron Gallery, located east of US 31 on Ames Street, showcases hundreds of Michigan artists with the largest collection of paintings in the area. Gallery owner Dan Reszka will be demonstrating with watercolors at 10 am. Other artists who will be demonstrating include Jan Merrick using oils at 11am, Brian Ferriby doing block prints at noon, and Pat Cain using oils at 1pm.
Mullaly’s 128 Studio & Gallery, enjoying its 27th year representing excellence in fine art and craft, is located on River Street in downtown Elk Rapids. Mullaly’s offers the finest selection of high-quality art glass in Northern Michigan and has been recognized as the finest jewelry gallery in the area. Artist Karen Wolffs will be in the studio throughout the day. In addition, Mullaly’s will be offering Art Beat sales specials throughout the day!
The Twisted Fish Gallery, located south of Elk Rapids along US 31, features many large paintings and an outdoor sculpture garden. The Gallery will be holding an hourly gift certificate drawing throughout the day. In addition, the following artists will be demonstrating during the day: Dick Davis, Bob Batchik, Mark Mehaffey, Betty Bea Washburn, Bill & Margaret White, Gail Hayton, Charles Murphy, Ken Schug, Jennie Kimbrough, Debra LaRocque, and Daniel Heron.
Elk Rapids Art Beat is a wonderful way to transition into Fall with color, art and fun. Come join us for an exciting day of art!