North Shore Arts sets mid-summer gallery tour July 18 through 20

Building on the success of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail (CLEAT), eight galleries will host CLEAT artists and hold other special events Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20. Participating galleries include Art Gallery at the Vineyard, The Art Loft, Living Glass Art Gallery, Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library, Portage Hill Art Gallery, Sensory Winery and Art Gallery, The Station Art Gallery, and Surroundings Art Gallery & Framing.

The gallery tour begins with a Friday night reception from 7 to 9 p.m. for “The Hidden Chautauqua,” an exhibition of regional landscapes at the Patterson Library’s Octagon Gallery On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the artists of Plein Air Westfield will be creating original paintings at the Westfield Farmers Market.

On Saturday artists will be at the galleries that represent them for a special meet-and-greet event from 4 to 8 p.m. CLEAT artists include: Ange Bentivegna (Gallery at the Vineyard); Bonnie Beyer, Lori Deemer, Susan MacKay. George Petrella, and Thomas Annear (Art Loft); Denise Williams (Living Glass); Audrey Kay Dowling (Portage Hill); Katherine Brown Galbraith (Station Gallery); and Carrie Anne Tredo and Trenton Lutes (Surroundings).

“Some Like it Hot,” a group exhibition of North Shore Arts artists’ works, will also be open at Sensory Winery and Art Gallery from noon to 8 p,m.

On Saturday evening The Station Art Gallery will host a special awards reception and wet paint sale for the artists of Plein Air Westfield from 7 to 9 p.m. The reception will recognize the best works of the seventeen juried artists who have come from all over the East Coast and Canada to paint in Westfield and throughout Chautauqua County.

The event closes Sunday afternoon with the Plein Air Westfield’s Wet Paint Show and Sale at the Station Art Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.chautauquaarttrail.com.