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Art Camp exhibition planned
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Art Camp in Gays Mills had campers working with clay July 14-18, and watercolor painting July 21-25.  They are making mobiles July 28, 30, and August 1, and on August 4, 6, and 8 the Reactive Drawing camp session will offer a fun drawing experience. Numerous beautiful and interesting works of art have been created, many of which are already on display in the studio/gallery in the Gays Mills Mercantile Center, where camp sessions are held three mornings per week.  Campers are aged from four to adult.

Art Camp will culminate in an exhibition August 8, 9, and 10 of art created by the campers. The opening reception is on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 pm, and the gallery will be open on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  At the exhibition, local businesses and caretakers of public spaces in the community will select original art to be displayed in their public areas in the weeks and months following Art Camp. Campers will also have the opportunity to submit works for inclusion in the KidsArt Gallery at the Driftless Area Arts Festival in Soldiers Grove September 20-21.

 The Arts Collective and Kickapoo Cultural Exchange are able to offer Summer Art Camp in Gays Mills with the support of many local partners.  The program is also supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, including funds from both the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Arts Collective of Gays Mills is a project of the Kickapoo Cultural Exchange, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the States of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 

  A few more donors are still needed to cover the expenses of Art Camp. For more information, contact Art Camp Coordinator Lila Marmel at or by phone 608-624-5269.