The Great Bay Stewards are pleased to announce the 16th annual Art of Great Bay fine art exhibit and sale, which will take place on April 3, 4 and 5, at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center on the campus of the Great Bay Discovery Center at 89 Depot Road, Greenland, N.H. The show opens with a public reception with the artists on Friday, April 3rd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 – 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 local and well-known artist and makers of fine crafts will be represented at the event, which is a fundraiser for the Great Bay Stewards, the friends group for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
The theme of the show is Art Inspired by New England and, in addition to painting and photography, visitors will be able to view and purchase pottery, jewelry, sculpture, fabric art and more. Many of the participating artists have also generously donated original works to be raffled off, from small paintings to jewelry to original weavings. “I’m thrilled at how much better this event gets every year,” says Allison Knab, executive director of the Stewards. “We had more than 100 artists apply for the 2020 show and wish we could have accepted more. Our participants truly seem to love being a part of the show, and visitors are always amazed at the quality of the works.””
On Friday, April 3rd from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., come and meet the artists and preview the show. On Sunday, April 5th at 11 a.m., visitors will enjoy a casual brunch while they view the art show. The entire weekend is free and open to the public. Thirty percent of the sales support the Steward’s mission of education and conservation in the Great Bay Estuary, and while at the exhibit, visitors can also walk the grounds of the Great Bay Discovery Center and enjoy the boardwalk that leads out to beautiful views of Great Bay.
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