Port Clinton Artists’ Club gives back

May 21, 2024 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Alice Holly, seated, and Diane Chaplin paint one of nine barriers that will be displayed in The District in downtown Port Clinton this summer. (Submitted photo)

Members of the Port Clinton Artists’ Club have been supported by the Port Clinton community since 1956, so when they wanted to give something back, the Philanthropy Committee was created, led by member Michelle Gregorek. The committee’s goal was to do something the public would enjoy. It was determined that painting the barriers in The District would add art and color to an already exciting venue. Gregorek contacted the city and the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce, and painting the barriers became a reality.

The project was multi-generational. Artists from ages 12 to 84 submitted designs. They were approved by Main Street Port Clinton and were created by Rebecca Booth, Marsha Gray Carrington, Lea Casado, Diane Chaplin, Monette Garn, Jeanne Morgan and Patty Wildman, with Alice Holly assisting.

Some of the barriers have already been installed – two facing Perry Street and others near the stage, including a barrier featuring The Walleye Capital of the World and some mischievous-looking gulls.

The community is invited to watch Rebecca Booth do her art magic on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m., when she will be painting a barrier in her favorite bold colors right in The District.

The barriers are one more exciting addition to The District, which offers a full summer schedule of concerts and events. For more information, visit www.mainstreetportclinton.org.

The PCAC is forever grateful to its members, the City of Port Clinton and all of its supporters. For more information contact info@portclintonartistsclub.com, or go to www.portclintonartistsclub.com.

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