NCFL Presents: An Afternoon of Inspiration to Engage with Local Artists

North Chatham Free Library
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North Chatham Free Library (NCFL) Presents an Afternoon of Inspiration to Engage with Local Artists in their Studios on Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 5 PM

Maps of the Event’s Itinerary and Wristbands Are Available the Day of the Event from 12:45 to 3:30 PM at the Library, 4287 Route 203

Experience artistic creativity in person, and revel in a world unseen by most, at NCFL’s Open Studios Tour fund-raising event, graciously hosted by local artists. Connect with painters such as Allison Hester, Arnon Moscona, Robin Guthridge, Lois Dickson, and Eiji Kurashige; sculptor Matt Crane; photographer Karen Halverson; and fine furniture maker Peter Judge.

Ticket sales begin immediately, with $20 for advance purchase and $25 on the day of the event. Simply pick up a map and wristband at the Library, then proceed to the artists’ studios in the local area – the itinerary is up to you! Explore all sites or just a few – there are no restrictions or attendee requirements.

“North Chatham and its surrounding towns and hamlets have shown a commitment to supporting our Library’s fund-raising events throughout the year,” said Board of Trustees President Kim Grethen. “Our community joins us to make these events successful, allowing us to expand services, provide educational experiences, and improve opportunities for everyone in our area. The board members and volunteers who have made the Open Studios Tour possible hope everyone attending enjoys themselves during this unique experience.”

About North Chatham Free Library

Our library dates to 1886 when a local resident, Bessie Peck, was instrumental in the formation of a Chautauqua Society.

A Chautauqua Assembly or simply Chautauqua, was an adult education and social movement in the United States that peaked in popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, showmen, preachers, and specialists of the day.

North Chatham Free Library was chartered in 1915, where it has been a gathering place for members of the community, sponsoring diverse programs throughout the year for all ages to learn and grow.

Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for a diverse and growing community of all ages. We are dedicated to encouraging a love of learning and an appreciation of libraries by providing resources, services, and programs, which enhance literacy, education, and life skills, as well as promoting arts and culture.