betterArts will host its annual open house and fundraiser from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, May 26. This event is in conjunction with the First Annual Artists' Studio Tour, which includes more than 27 artists and 21 studios in the Thousand Islands region.
The betterArts open house will raise funds to allow the organization to offer free music and art workshops throughout the summer to the public. Check out our full workshop listings and dates by clicking here.
At the event, we'll be raffling off wares donated by Dragonfly Pottery, Winnie and Belle (free shipping on all orders through July 1!), and Wrecords by Monkey. Local artists' works will be showcased and available for sale in the gallery space, and the following musicians will be performing (in addition to other cameos and impromptu improv sessions throughout the day):
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Nick Bellman
1:30-2:30 p.m. Aaron Horeth
4-5 p.m. Airhead Jordan
12-1:30 Brian Purwin and Friends
2:30-4:00 p.m. The Pistol Whippers
5-6:30 p.m. Ben Plante and Friends
6:30-8:30 p.m. Jounce
And there's more! We'll also have arts 'n' crafts stations for kids, hula hoops for all, fire jugglers, a beer and wine tent, and an outdoor barbecue featuring homemade foods, pizza and wings from the John Hoover Inn, and locally sourced chicken and hot dogs. And, of course, veggie burgers! Click here to RSVP! Hope to see you there!