MEREDITH — On Thursday evening, December 12, from 4-7 p.m. seven galleries in Meredith will participate in the 4th annual Meredith Village Art Walk, to benefit the Inter-Lakes "Got Lunch" Program.
The "Got Lunch" Program works in concert with individuals, businesses, the school system, community service agencies and faith based organizations, to provide a healthy lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the 10 weeks of summer recess.
During the Art Walk, visitors can stroll through candlelit storefronts in quaint Meredith Village and view beautiful local and international works of art while chatting with local artists. Gallery-goers can also catch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, which will loop around the village several times and make stops at all the participating galleries and restaurants, including the lakes gallery at chi-lin, Gallery 51, VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies, The League of NH Craftsmen, Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Hawkins Photography and Framing and The Arts Collaborative, Mame's Restaurant and Kara's Cafe.
The wagon, provided by The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, will be pulled by horses from Heritage Farm and will have Santa and one of his elves on board all evening.
At each location, guests will enjoy music, refreshments, and unique discounts, as well as a special 50/50 raffle that will provide donations for the Inter-Lakes, Got Lunch Program. Raffle tickets will be on sale for$ 5 each at all of the participating galleries.
Ogelthorpe Fine Arts & Crafts will stay open late for the event and will have an assortment of fine arts and crafts. They are also hosting a wine tasting by Hermit Woods Winery.
VynnArt Gallery will feature art by local artists. Several of the artist will be on hand to share their techniques and talk about their work. Also featured at VynnArt are over fifty (4" x 6") original matted paintings by members of the Lakes Region Art Association, all for an affordable price of $12 each.
Gallery 51 will be showing new work by artist and owner, Christine Hodecker-George. Christine will be on hand to talk about her work and discuss the classes that are offered at Gallery 51 throughout the year.
The lakes gallery at chi-lin, located at 17 Lake Street, will be hosting two events. The first will be a preview of it's winter workshop series entitled "the Romance of Ancient Arts." In the upcoming series together, Suzanne & Master perfumer, Tamsan will explore the poetry of blending both teas and fragrance.
The second event is the opening of "The Scholar's Studio," an exhibit by Bruce Iverson, featuring Chinese Brush Painting paintings with a "touch of gold."
The League of NH Craftsmen Gallery at 279 DW Hwy, features contemporary and traditional fine crafts by over 300 artists. Inside you will discover hand turned bowls, colorful pottery, hand blown glass, jewelry by some of the state's finest jewelers, fiber art and more.
Though not part of the horse and wagon route, The Arts Collaborative, located on the corner of Rt. 104 and Winona Road, is very much a part of the Art Walk. Come and see The Hand Crafted Iron and Wood furniture and acessories made by Steve Hayden and Dave Little as well as blown glass, turned wood and other works by New Hampshire artists.