The general public is invited to attend the opening reception of the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts auction preview Thursday, June 29 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. (Rick Bond/The Rail Trail)

A celebration of local artists

The general public is invited to the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts auction preview opening reception

Art is best enjoyed in tandem with music and food.

Gallery members, friends, family, and the general public are invited to attend the opening reception of the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts auction preview. Enjoy an evening of music, contemporary art, beer, wine, punch, and appetizers Thursday, June 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Vernon Public Art Gallery (VPAG).

“We invite you to come by the gallery to celebrate local artists that have donated artwork to this year’s Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts auction and show your support for arts and culture in Vernon,” said VPAG executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant. “Each year we display all the donated artworks for Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts in the Community Gallery leading up to the event. This is also a great opportunity to have a look at what will be available in the live and silent auctions.”

Admission to the gallery is by donation. VPAG is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.vernonpublicartgallery.com.