Algoma Celebrates Water with Art

James May Gallery invites the public to join more than 100 regional and national artists celebrating water at a gallery exhibition spread throughout nine downtown Algoma businesses including James May Gallery, JMG North, Steele Street Trading Co. & Gallery, Jabberwock Gallery and Studio, Clay on Steele, Yardstick, The Algoma Book Corner, Steele Street Hops and von Stiehl Winery.

This free event focuses on conversation and protection of water, inspired by Algoma’s Lake Michigan coastline. While the galleries will host the artwork throughout May, there is an opening reception May 4, 5:30-8 pm. Friday’s activities include:  9am-dusk, Water’s Edge Artists painting on-site; 7-10pm, Pay it Forward Ethiopia Food Truck and live music by Levi Zeitler & Chris Ragowski at Steele Street Hops.

The festivities continue May 5 with all locations open to see artwork. Water’s Edge Artists will continue their plein air paintings. JMG North is hosting free screenprinting from 10 am to noon, just bring your own shirt. Algoma Book Corner will also have performances of nature readings, 1:30-3pm.

Donations are being collected to benefit Friends of Crescent Beach whose mission is to promote through advocacy, education and activities the improvement, support, protection and enjoyment of Crescent Beach.

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