Community was all-in at Art's Alive opening gala


November 16, 2022

Marissa Conklin

ART ALIVE IN LA CONNER – The opening gala for Art's Alive last Friday filled Maple Hall with great art, wonderful food and enthusiastic appreciators of artists from our Pacific Northwest region. Invitational artists, and the reception, were on the first floor, but every room had art on the wall and sculptures on pedestals. Maggie Wilder had a well-deserved room of her own.

Art, appetizers and wine and lots of buzz about the quality of the show – in short, the Art's Alive opening gala Friday was "a wonderful night," observed La Conner Arts Foundation board member Sheila Johnson.

Attendees savored food and beverages capably served by a crew of volunteers that included Mary Davis, Joyce Welch and Gretchen Dykers.

They also examined artwork by invitational and open show artists throughout Maple Hall.

La Conner resident Kathy Wyman was looking for something that would fit into her hallway – something by a younger artist.

"I know lots of the older artists f...

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