17th Annual Gills Rock ArtFest Is Sept. 2 & 3

On Sept. 2 and 3, more than 15 artists will set up their tents filled with art on the grounds of Gills Rock Coffee (formerly the home of Charlene’s Gallery Ten) for Gills Rock ArtFest. The event takes place 10 am – 5 pm both days.

Joe Hernandez, ArtFest founder, returns to demonstrate his raku firing techniques. Mary Nelson, potter and owner of Top O’ The Thumb Shop, will bring some of her own pieces to fire. Ray Kapfamer, who has always shown his acrylic paintings, will introduce new creations – torched wood sculptures. Also exhibiting are Amy Taylor, jewelry; Norm Knott, mixed media; Dee and Bruce Santorini, encaustics and pottery; Mark Haberle, oil paintings; Kris Franzke, ceramics; Terri Roller, vintage aprons; Denny Moutray, photography; Steven and Arlene Stanger, photography; David Franke, assemblages; Linda Wilkinson and Marcy from Cousin’s Walk, handmade purses and collectibles; Deborah Rosen, numerology readings; Jeannine, hand-painted silk scarves; and Kate Nelson, passport coupon books.

Gills Rock Coffee, located at 12625 Hwy 42 in Gills Rock, offers specialty coffee drinks and made-from-scratch bakery. For more information call 920.854.9907.


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