Jul 17, 2019

Old friends Sarah Hale (Arden Batik), Judith Versavel (Gallery on the Bay) and Joanne Pickett (Arden Pottery) spend a lot of time each summer greeting visitors at their respective studios. Between the cottagers who can’t let a season go by without picking up some pottery or art, passing tourists, and other visitors, they divide their time between creating work for sale and staffing their respective shops.

For many years they participated in the Inroads Tour with other artists and artisans from Central Frontenac, and for the last dozen, the July Arden Garden Party has been a great opportunity to work together on an event and invite other local artists to join them.

Now, in addition to the three studios in downtown Arden, Gordon Wright, on Blue Heron Ridge, just north of Hwy. 7 is showing his unique landscape painting at his studio, Gordon Wright Fine Art. In conjunction with the 4 open studios, six other local artists (John Duchene, James Hanley, Arlene Uens, Carol Burbidge, Daphne and Mike, and Aileen Merriam) will be showing at the Kennebec Hall.

The Friends of Arden will also be presenting a Blueberry Dessert Tea at the hall, and memorabilia from the area will also be on display, courtesy of the Kennebec Heritage Society.

It all runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, July 20. Admission to the studios is free and their will be door prizes available as well.

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