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Labor Day art show to feature 200 entries

The Rappahannock Art League Annual Labor Day Show will have approximately 200 original pieces of artwork created by members of the Art League, which will be judged. Both two and three dimensional work will be on display and for sale.
Additionally, each displaying artist has the opportunity to add five pieces of original work to the “bins,” which will not be judged but will be for sale.
The 47th Annual Labor Day Art Show has changed its location this year from the Arts Building in Kilmarnock to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (RWC) on Old Salem Road (Route 646) in Irvington.

The dates for the show are August 27 through September 1.  The hours of operation are Wednesday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While enjoying the art show, it is hoped that many will donate $5 toward a drawing for three prizes that will benefit the Rappahannock Art League Scholarship Program. This program donates tuition to children for the summer art workshops in Lancaster, Northumberland and Middlesex counties, and contributes to each public school art teacher in all three counties and the art teachers at Chesapeake Academy and Christchurch School.

Additionally, the RAL is in partnership with Rappahan-nock Community College in 2008-09; is planning more art programs for children/young people during the school year; and is planning more summer programs in 2009.

As always, the Annual Labor Day Art Show is free to the public, usually with over 2,000 visitors each year.

“Please come to RW-C and enjoy this wonderful display of artwork by our local and very talented art community and participate in our scholarship program,” said an event spokesperson.
RW-C is on Lancaster Drive off Route 646 (Old Salem Road) near Irvington.

posted 08.23.2008

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