25th celebration of The Arts Station
A sold out crowd attended the 25th anniversary celebration of The Arts Station on Friday, November 13.
This special gathering that began at 7 p.m. and ended at midnight was pretty impressive with a huge bouquet of lights and a wall displaying “25 years of Art, a Celebration of Artists Gallery Show.”
Tables covered in white linen held a tempting array of cheeses, crackers and fruits.
The Theatre was transformed into a club like atmosphere where entertainers like Heather McDonald performed original songs, Mike and Anie of RedGirl had the crowd laughing and singing along and Tim Ketchum’s band and Shred Kelly added to a remarkable evening of entertainment.
The most amazing transformation was upstairs in the Blue Martini Lounge (lead image).
Misty blue light gave an eerie look to the room, a perfect place to enjoy a martini while munching on tiny appetizers prepared by the Blue Toque.
Several alumni from the visionary group were in attendance like Rose Watson.
Rose and her daughters Nicki and Beth were highly instrumental in the dream to turn the station into a hub for art and culture. Beth began the restaurant, then called the Whistle Stop, and managed it for several years before moving away.
As well, Mary Menduk, artist, teacher and constant supporter of all the arts in this town was on hand for the celebration as were Linda and Dave Bird and Beulah Limber.
As with every organization it is the volunteers who initiate projects, work to make them happen and then continue that work in order to sustain the dream and add to it.
The Art Station supports many groups within its walls utilizing every floor with some form of art.
Congratulations on 25 great years!
Photos courtesy Mary Giuliano