Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fiber Artists: Marlene Grueter & Barbara Morejon

Fiber artists, Barbara Morejon and Marlene Gruetter will be featured in the French Art Colony Galleries for the month August.  Opening Friday, August 1 and running through Sunday, August 31, the exhibit, “Avante-Garde Felt Wearables” blends fashion, sculpture and textile arts into a one-of-a-kind showcase.

The French Art Colony is located at 530 1st Avenue, in Gallipolis.  Gallery hours are 9:00-4:00, Tuesday through Friday; 10:00-3:00, on Saturday; and 1:00-5:00, on Sunday.  The Galleries are closed on Mondays. 

Admission is free.

French Art Colony Thursday Hot Summer Nights



Every Thursday afternoon and evening, from through September 25, The French Art Colony lawn and gardens comes to life with the arts!  French Art Colony Thursdays, Hot Summer Nights, is a weekly art festival with live entertainment, food from Honey Creek Barbeque, legal beverages, and local artists and crafters from the Gallia County Artisan Market.  Our evening event begins each Thursday at 6:00, with tickets only $5.  (Gates open at 5:30 with music beginning at 6:30.)  Please bring ID's and lawn chairs.  

Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening.  Visitors will enjoy entertainment from great, regional musicians and browsing the booths and watching demonstrations from locals artists and crafters.  The Gallia County Artisan Market will also be open on the FAC lawn from 1:00-4:00 each Thursday afternoon.  (No ticket is required to visit the Artisan Market during the afternoon hours.

French Art Colony Thursdays, HOT SUMMER NIGHTS is presented weather permitting and will cancel in the event of rain.  

For more information, please call the French Art Colony, 740-446-3834.

Aug  14: Stilwater lite

Aug  21: Mark Ward/Jenny Walker

Aug  28: Sam Stephens

Sept 4:  Cee Cee Miller

Sept 11: Jan Haddox & Gary Billups

Sept 18: Paul Callicoat

Sept 25: Cee Cee Miller

Gallia County Relay for Life

Saturday, August 23rd beginning at Noon to Sunday, August 24th at 6:00 pm

Gallipolis City Park


Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart.
Directed by Michelle Miller, music direction by Seth Argabright.  The beloved musical is based on the classic novel, "Oliver Twist", by Charles Dickens.  The British musical premiered in London's West End in 1960, followed by an original run on Broadway in 1963.  Stage revivals, international tours and film adaptations followed.
The Riverby Theatre Guild production is cast with many local, volunteer actors,
Performances:  University of Rio Grande Fine and Performing Arts Center Auditorium.  Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 24, at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Tickets may be reserved by calling the French Art Colony, at 740-446-3834.  
Those with ticket reservations must arrive to pick up their tickets no less than 15 minutes prior to performance.  Unclaimed and unpaid for reservations will be made available for sale 15 minutes prior to curtain.   Seating is general admission.  Doors open for seating 30 minutes prior to show time.  Lobby/Box office  opens 1 hour prior to show time.

Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Look-A-Like Contest

Wizard of Oz 7th Anniversary Look-A-Like Contest

Saturday, August 23rd

Come dressed as Dorothy or The Scarecrow to compete for prizes.

For more information, call 740-245-5305

26th Annual All Ohio Model T Jamboree

Friday, August 29th ~
Model T's will be arriving at local motels throught the entire day. Host hotel is Quality Inn with Super 8 and the Hampton Inn Gallipolis as overflow. Some cars will be on tour out in the county this afternoon.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm The Model T's will be parked on First Avenue while the Jamboree participants enjoy ice cream in the Gallipolis City Park. Sightseeing of the cars is welcome!

Following the Ice Cream Social, the Model T's will go back to the three motels and the cars can be seen at those locations. (In case of rain, the Ice Cream Social will be at the host hotel, Quaility Inn).

Sunday, August 30th ~
The tour will take the cars across the Ohio River into Mason County. All the cars will be at Fort Randolph between 8:00 am and 10:00 am for photos.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm The cars will be parked at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1110 First Avenue, Gallipolis for the Jamboree's Banquet.

Sunday, August 31st ~
8:00 am The Sunday Tour will take the cars on a Gallia County Tour out and about on State and County roads through Centenary, Raccoon Creek County Park, Patriot and Gage. The tour should arrive at Bob Evans Farms around Noon.

8th Annual Harvest Moon Pow Wow

Saturday, August 30th; Sunday, August 31st & Monday, September 1st

Gallipolis City Park

10:00 am - Dark

Revitalize traditions of Native American Culture, music & food.

For more information, contact Tom Abrahamson at 740-245-5511

Gospel In The Park

Individual and group gospel performances in the Gallipolis City Park
7:00 pm Fridays ~ August 8th, 15th & 22nd

For more information, contact Rick Barcus at 740-367-7063

Gallia County Farmers Market

Beginning Thursday, May 8th behind
the Medical Shoppe Building, 101 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis

Saturday, May 10th at the Gallipolis City Park, State Street, Gallipolis

For more information, contact Christina White at 740-612-2835
or follow them on Facebook at Gallia County Farmers Market



The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Celebration

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