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July 4, 2014

Art on the Riverwalk prepares for its 11th annual show

Tonawanda News — The committee for Art on the Riverwalk will be holding their 11th annual fine arts show from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on July 6  in Niawanda Park in the City of Tonawanda next to the riverwalk. 

Attendees can expect to see work from award-winning artists in various mediums including oil paint, watercolor and photography while enjoying the scenery along the river.

“We have a wonderful turnout because of this nice weather on the riverwalk,” said Glenna Sternin, co-owner of Partners in Art, and member of the Art on the Riverwalk organizing committee. “The artists love it there because they are sitting in a grassy area under trees or under their tents, and they are looking at the river at the people walking by. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day.”

Also on the organizing committee is Jean MacDonald member of the Kenmore Art Society, and Bob Gregg of Bob Gregg Art.

Instead of the common pairing of a fine arts show with a craft show, this event was designed to exclusively showcase the fine arts with artists coming from around the Niagara Frontier area to participate.

New this year will be an indoor/outdoor exhibit by an artist who turned a trailer into an art gallery.

“She ripped out everything inside and made it really cute- it’s a little art gallery on wheels. She has an awning and will also show work outside too,” Sternin said.

Using past years as a guide, Sternin is optimistic at the turnout of this year’s show.

“I just want people to know that it’s a wonderful show in an excellent location,” Sternin said, “I think we’re the only people to have an art show on the river.”

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