BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
As usual, Mena Art Gallery will be open until 8 pm on Thursday, December 15 for “Third Thursday”, when most of the downtown merchants will be staying open late for your shopping convenience.
This week, in addition to the gifts available for purchase at the gallery (unique works of art are just the thing for some of those on your gift list who seem to have everything), there will be a Sing-a-Long from 6 to 8 pm. Bring your instrument, whether it is a guitar, violin, harmonica, or your voice, and join the fun.
Don’t forget the Christmas Pot Luck dinner on Wednesday, December 14th, from 6:30 to 7:30. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know some of the people who make it possible for Mena to have an art gallery that exhibits everything from the Young Artists’ Show to the work of local artists, as well as some of the finest work of artists from our region as well as across the nation. We are a non-profit organization staffed primarily by volunteers (we have one part-time employee, our Executive Director, Julie Vande Zande). You don’t have to be a member, or even an artist to attend—just bring a covered dish and get to know some new friends.