Community Mosaic Project to be Unveiled on July 19

The 6th annual Community Mosaic Project canvases arrived at the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim on June 24.

The Community Mosaic Project, presented in partnership with the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay, has brought together professional and emerging artists and community members to create a visual tapestry of public art at the Hardy’s iconic facility in Ephraim. The project will be unveiled July 19, when the contributions of 300-plus individuals will be on display.

The Hardy invites the public to purchase a piece of this year’s project. Numbers have been available since July 1 for a random 6 inch x 6-inch original artwork that will be sent to patrons after the mural is taken down in September.

312 works were submitted for the project this year. Participants range from 3-year-olds in the YMCA program to prominent local Door County artists. The participation of every age and talent is an important factor in the Community Mosaic Project.

“This project has always been about telling the stories of the participants, our community,” says Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, executive director. “It is always exciting to see how everyone interprets the canvas differently and how, in the end, the very diverse submissions blend together so beautifully.”

The myriad of canvases will be displayed at the Hardy Gallery simultaneously with the 2013 Collection Invitational on July 19 with a reception beginning 5:30 pm. For more information call 920.854.2210 or visit