This October we can look forward to our glorious fall season with its breathtaking foliage, energizing brisk days, and, of course, special events at the Fine Arts Center. We are opening a new fine arts show, the Sunday Artists Show, where you will see remarkable art created by talented, non-professional artists. We are also offering art classes for artists of all ages. Aren’t these good reasons to visit the Arts Center?

Also check out our Month-by-Month Calendar to help you plan your Fine Arts Center activities.

October 2017

watercolor fall
  • Opening Reception Sunday Artist Show
  • Date: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 3 – 5 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Please join us for the opening reception of the Sunday Artists Show to see fine art work created by our non-professional artists and be on hand when awards for high achievement are given to this talented group. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Painting Sunday Artist Show
  • The Sunday Artist Show
  • Dates: October 7 – November 24
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Beginning in October we are featuring our 2017 Exhibition and Competition of our Sunday Artist Show, a display of fine artworks by talented, non-professional artists. All works are original creations, in various categories including aqua media, ceramics, decorative arts, graphics, jewelry, stained glass, oil, photography, print making, and sculpture. The entries are judged on originality, creativity, and use of a particular medium, and the best are awarded prizes. This exhibit, which is sponsored by Community Bank, N.A., and Deaton's Building & Home Center, will hang in the Main Gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours or by special appointment. (Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.)

fish painting
  • Fish Painting : FREE class
  • Date: Saturday, October 7
  • Time: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Level: All Ages Welcome
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

A fun opportunity during the salmon festival: come to the Fine Arts Center and paint fish to take home. All supplies provided, and it’s free to the public. The event will run from 10 am – 2 pm and later, depending on participation. All ages welcome.

leather tooled coaster
  • Introduction to Leather Tooling
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Dates:
  • Saturday, October 21
  • Saturday, October 28
  • Cost: TBA
  • Age: 10 - 110
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This course is a fun introduction to the basics of leather carving/tooling and is a foundational class for more advanced leather tooling courses, to be offered in the future. This class is in two sessions of 4 hours each. Class 1 introduces leather tooling, the swivel knife and the 7 “basic” tools. It will include hands-on practice using and sharpening a swivel knife. Students will complete a project that involves an “all swivel knife” pattern (as well as edge finishing and antiquing). Class 2 covers a quick refresher of the swivel knife and practice with the 7 basic tools. Students will complete a classic western scroll design and will take home a completed coaster. Many thanks to IILG (International Internet Leather Carving Guild), which is sponsoring this course.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 10 am - noon
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us at the Fine Arts Center every Thursday evening, 6 – 8 pm, for our free drawing class. Artists of all ages are welcome and all materials are provided. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.

November 2017

oil painting from Sunday Artists Show
  • Sunday Artist Show
  • Dates: October 7 - November 24
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Again this month we are featuring our 2017 Exhibition and Competition of our Sunday Artist Show, a display of fine artworks by talented, non-professional artists. All works are original creations, in various categories including aqua media, ceramics, decorative arts, graphics, jewelry, stained glass, oil, photography, print making, and sculpture. The entries are judged on originality, creativity, and use of a particular medium, and the best are awarded prizes. This exhibit, which is sponsored by Community Bank, N.A., and Deaton's Building & Home Center, will hang in the Main Gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours or by special appointment. (Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.)

Watercolor from Sunday Artists Show
  • Sunday Artists: Pick Up Artwork
  • Date: Saturday, November 25
  • Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Alas, the Sunday Artists Show show must come to an end. Sunday Artists, please pick up your artwork promptly on Saturday, November 25, 10 am – 2 pm. If this date and time are not possible, please make arrangements with us.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 10 am - noon
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us at the Fine Arts Center every Thursday evening, 6 – 8 pm, for our free drawing class. Artists of all ages are welcome and all materials are provided. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.