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Cormorant Art Show

Art devotees and curious passerby alike are sure to find much to savor in the 14th Annual Cormorant Area Art Club Fine Art Show and Sale.

This year's event will take place at the Cormorant Community Center, on July 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

"We have a wide variety of art," said Ruth Kary, the president and show chair of the Cormorant Area Art Club.

The show will feature original art and other gift items by over 25 regional artists, spanning the spectrum from painting and photography to basket weaving and prints.

With a variety this large, there is bound to be something for every taste and budget.

"We have all price ranges," Kary said.

Furthermore, the art that is shown at this year's Show cannot have been shown in previous years.

"Every artist will be showing new and original art," Kary said.

People who choose to buy art can do so proudly: the proceeds from the Show will go to the Cormorant Area Art Club, which in turn will donate most of the funds to worthy causes.

"The commission (5 percent) that we have is used to further arts in the community, such as contributing to local schools to help art-related projects," Kary said.

Last fall, for example, the Art Club donated $500 to Pelican Rapids Elementary School, and $500 to Lake Park Elementary.

"We are a non-profit organization," Kary said.

Although showing work at the Art Show and Sale is a members-only event, its purpose, in part, is to stir interest in the Cormorant Area Art Club.

"The public is free to come in, and if they're highly interested in getting involved, they can join our club," Kary said.

For more information on the Art Sale, or the Art Club in general, contact Kary at (218) 844-7784, or e-mail her at -- Nathan Kitzmann