Last year’s Appetite for the Arts event
Appetite for the Arts, one of the summer’s premiere arts events, touches down at the Port Clinton Erie-Ottawa International Airport Aug. 15-17. Three days of great art, children’s activities, food and music will fill the huge new hangar behind the Liberty Aviation Museum.
A fundraiser for the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council, Appetite for the Arts kicks off with The Main Course gala 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Partygoers can browse artist booths featuring jewellery, painting, metals, woodworking, sculpture, photography and more, and can bid for special art during a silent auction. Entertainment will be by the Junk, a high-energy area band playing ‘70s classic rock to ‘90s alternative to hip-hop, and the Naked Bacon Band providing its unique take and distinctive harmonies on a wide range of hits. At a variety of serving stations, 1812 and Cielo Grande Tapas restaurants will dish out gourmet sliders, made-to-order paella, walleye meatballs and more.
“The Main Course is a fitting title because this year’s gala will provide a feast for the eyes, with wonderful art, as well as a literal feast at the serving stations,” said event co-chair Jeff Morgan. “I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.”
Tickets are $75 for the gala and are available online through portclintonarts.org and locally at Keith A Fleming Gallery, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Bassett’s and Real Living Morgan Realty Group.
“The best part is that the fun doesn’t stop Friday night,” said event co-chair Keith Fleming. “The Main Course kicks off an exciting weekend of art and special activities for all ages.”
The Appetite for the Arts events on 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, will be free and open to the public. In addition to all the artists’ booths (more than 50 participated last year), children of all ages will enjoy taking part in the Children’s Art Experience and Sunday’s Fly In/Drive In Pancake Breakfast, with opportunities to fly in an airplane.