Hardy Gallery Announces Community Mosaic Project & Collection Invitational Exhibits

The Hardy Gallery is pleased to announce its second-annual Community Mosaic Project and annual Collection Invitational Exhibitions, which will be on display from Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, August 30. The opening reception will be held on Friday, July 17 from 5 – 7 pm, with a preceding social hour for Hardy members from 4 – 5 pm.

Collection Invitational Exhibition & Collector’s Choice Benefit

The collection exhibit presents works of art by professional regional artists. Visitors and art collectors alike will find this exhibit a great opportunity to see a diverse selection of artwork from the area’s finest artists and a chance to add a distinctive piece to a personal collection. The exhibit highlights two works from each artist, one for display and one a donation in which to support the nonprofit Hardy Gallery. Visitors and residents may view and place bids on the donated artwork through noon on Sunday, August 30.

The funds raised from this annual event will be funneled back into the Door County community through such Hardy programs as Art Camp, a two-week arts-focused program in conjunction with the Gibraltar Summer Migrant Education Program, and Exposure to Creativity, a program that uses arts education to empower young people to develop creative practices that can sustain throughout their lives.

Community Mosaic Project

The Community Mosaic Project is an outreach effort by the Hardy Gallery that focuses on encouraging a community-wide united arts effort that will perpetuate the growth and awareness of the arts in Door County. Over the spring and summer, 350 individual 6-inch by 6-inch canvases were created by both professional and novice Door County artists. These canvases will be selected and constructed into a colorful mosaic to hang in the gallery.

The individual canvases that have been created are being sold in a “blind buy” for $25 each, with the proceeds benefiting the Hardy Gallery.

“These canvases are a cross-section of our Door County community,” says Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director of the Hardy. “The fun in purchasing one of these canvases is that because of the blind buy, you get to be surprised with the artwork. You could walk away with a small canvas from one of Door County’s finest artists – or budding artist that’s just starting to create.”

Canvases are available for purchase now, and can be purchased by stopping at the Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock in Ephraim. Canvases did sell out quickly last year, with most of them being sold before the exhibit was revealed to the public. Meissner-Gigstead anticipates the canvases disappearing even faster this year.

The Hardy Gallery is located on Ephraim’s Anderson Dock and its open Tuesday though Sunday, with extended hours from 10 am – 8 pm on Mondays. For more information call 920.854.2210 or visit