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 2019

Watercolor of Barn in Fall
  • Opening Reception Sunday Artist Show
  • Date: Sunday, October 6
  • Time: 1 - 3 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.

Photo of Cows in Barnyard
  • Sunday Artist Show
  • Dates: October – November
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Beginning in October we are featuring our 2019 Exhibition & 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 our gallery and can be seen during gallery hours (Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm).

Leather Coaster with tooled design
  • Leather Tooling 101
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Date: Sunday, October 20
  • Time: Noon – 6pm
  • Age: 15 and up
  • Cost: $40 members/$45 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This 6-hour Introduction to Leather Tooling class takes you through the "7 basic" leather carving tools. The first part of the class will introduce you to the swivel knife (how to sharpen, strop and use it). After a lot of practice, you will complete an “all swivel knife” project. During the second part of the class, you will tool your first project: a basic western floral/scroll pattern on a coaster. Each of the other tools (pear shaders, bevelers, veiners, camouflages, seeders, stops, backgrounders and mulesfoot) will be introduced, and after some practice, you will use them in your coaster project. You will take home two completed leather coasters. Due to the length of the class, please bring a sandwich or snack to enjoy during the break. All tools and materials will be provided. (You are welcome to bring your own mallet and carving tools, if desired.)

painting of tree and landscape
  • Volunteer Training and Information
  • Come Join Us!
  • Date: Saturday, October 26
  • Time: 10 am
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

If you are a volunteer or thinking about volunteering, we invite you to join us Saturday morning, October 26, at 10 am for a volunteer orientation and informational session. This is for our current volunteers as well as those who may be interested in volunteering and just want more information. There are many opportunities to volunteer. You can gallery sit, participate behind the scenes on a committee, or just volunteer to clean the center or take out the trash each week. No task is too small; if everyone can contribute something our center will be a happy, healthy place in the community. Come have a cup of tea or coffee with us and learn about the committees and volunteer opportunities at the center.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • 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 2019

Watercolor of horse with flowing mane
  • Sunday Artist Show
  • Dates: October – November
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Beginning in October we are featuring our 2019 Exhibition & 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 our gallery and can be seen during gallery hours (Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm).

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • 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.

  • Sunday Artists: Pick Up Artwork
  • Dates: November 21 - 30
  • Time: Gallery Hours

Alas, the Sunday Artists Show must come to an end. Sunday Artists, please pick up your artwork promptly during the following dates: Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 30, during gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. If these dates are not possible, please make arrangements with us.

December 2019

Christmas tree decorations
  • Light Up Pulaski Festivities
  • Opening Reception for Winter Art Show
  • Live Music by Tug Hill Players
  • Date: Sunday, December 8
  • Time: 2 – 4 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Celebrate the beginning of the winter season with us. As part of the annual Light Up Pulaski festivities, we will be hosting: Mugs, Music and Makers at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. Stop by for the opening reception of our Winter Members Exhibit, talk to some of our artist “makers”, sip some warm cider, and enjoy delightful music by the Tug Hill Players. We’ll be offering a limited special selection of handmade mugs donated by our local artist members for you to purchase and enjoy some free warm cider. Mugs are only $15 and make wonderful holiday gifts. All the money from the mug sales directly supports the Fine Arts Center. This is a family-friendly event and light refreshments will be served. Be sure to stop by!

Christmas tree decorations
  • Tug Hill Players
  • Light Up Pulaski Festivities
  • Date: Sunday, December 8
  • Time: 2 – 4 pm
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

During our Light Up Pulaski festivities, we are again this year proudly presenting The Tug Hill Players, a group of musicians who perform their own arrangements of Celtic, Irish, Scottish, and other traditional music on a wide variety of instruments. You won’t want to miss this beautiful music! To learn more about the Tug Hill Players and listen to some of their music, visit their website: tughillplayers.com.

Skaters ice skating on pond in winter
  • Winter Members Show
  • Dates: December – February
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This month we are featuring our Winter Members Show, a collection of fine arts created by our talented members. This exhibit will hang in our gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Julia Sentman
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 – 8 pm
  • 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.