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6x6 last chance art sale Thursday
11/7/2013 10:01:50 AM
Last Updated:
7/2/2015 9:02:29 AM

 Approximately 100 people attended the first 6X6 art show sponsored by Newkirk Main Street’s design committee on June 27.

  The event was held at 112 N. Main in Caryl Morgan’s newly rehabbed historic building, and awesome is the only way to describe both the building and the art show.  Approximately 60 artists contributed over 200 pieces of original art for the event.  Newkirk Main Street provided the 6X6 canvases for the project.

  The doors opened at 5:30 p.m. and it was an interesting evening with people locating the art they desired to purchase and then “standing guard” until the 6 p.m. purchase time.  The rules included that a piece of art could not be removed from the wall until precisely 6 p.m.  At that time if a canvas was removed from the wall, the person removing it was required to purchase it.  One could not turn the art over to see who had painted it and then return it to the wall.  Refreshments including hot dogs were provided for those who attended.

  A good time was had by all, and many people lingered to visit once they had made their purchase.

 During this first showing, the art grossed over $1,900.  All proceeds from the event will be used for building improvement grants for Newkirk’s historic buildings.

 If you were unable to attend this first showing, you will have a “second chance” on Thursday, July 2 at 6 p.m. at 112 N. Main.  All paintings will be $10 each.  Many wonderful pieces still available.

Visitor Comments

Submitted By: Submitted: 5/10/2015
Kay County wanted the old high school so bad now they want to tear it down. Why don't the court house use it for more office space or storage. Also why don't the elect to vote Jason Orr that isn't from Newkirk out, and why is it that we have an assistant city manager we never had one in the past so Jason Orr don't have to deal with the citizens. All the firemen do an outstanding job. Leave well enough alone. Lets get people that are Newkirk natives in office instead of people that aren't.

Submitted By: mike mcintyreSubmitted: 5/12/2015
great news there always had a commisoner that wanted someone out a dept. the fire always got bad breaks.

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