We are in the closing stages for the ART PARK, with donations still open and coming in thanks to all.

In fact, so many thanks are in order that we are asking all who donated to come to the Open Reception of the Member Artist Show on Sunday, August 30 from 1-3 in the Art Gallery where we would like to publicly recognize you! There will be a very special recognition for our major donors, who gave $1,000 or more at 2:00 p.m.

What a reception: enjoy the art show; meet and greet the artists; meet the donors for the ART PARK; special honors for major donors at 2:00; art prizes awarded at 3:00; and all this with the hospitality MAC is known for, along with a buffet of treats and drinks. The Member Artist Show will also open weekends 1-4 through September 27, excluding Labor Day weekend.

New this year is that we are offering the possibility to give one of the 4 art prizes in memory of someone who loved the arts. Something we hope will become an annual event. If you would like to give a memorial prize, contact Fran Terase, President, directly at (860) 295-9619.

The 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe is on Friday, August 28, with the “Sweettarts“, female vocalists Wendi Richardson and Lynn Aguero, who have been singing in bands for over 20 years and now are a great duo with sweet guitar and beautifully blended voices singing favorites from Elvis, the Everly Brothers, and many more whose lyrics you’ll remember and make you want to sing along. SO, come on in and do just that.

All 4th Friday concerts begin at 7;30 but doors open at 7:00, come early, pick your place, peruse the Gift Shop and paintings, and settle down for a great evening.

It is not too soon to buy gifts and artworks as presents for yourself and others, so always check out the unique works we have displayed.

Stay tuned for next month’s MAC MEMO !