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New Event Weekend Coming to Silver Bay Artcars On Exhibition At Black Beach

(July 17, 2023 – Silver Bay, MN) – Silver Bay Shuttle Service announces an exciting new event weekend coming to the North Shore, celebrating local and visiting artists and their whimsical wheeled creations called “ArtCars”. Leading into the weekend will be an art discus­sion forum at Reunion Hall in Silver Bay on Thursday, August 17. An evening ArtCar Sneak Peek opportunity takes place in downtown Sil­ver Bay on Friday, August 18. The full day ex­hibition takes place at the ArtCar Beach Bash at Black Beach on Saturday, August 19. All events and activities during the ArtCar Beach Bash weekend are free and open to all.

Silver Bay Shuttle Service owner Phil Hus­ton said, “We hope to have an event to draw tourists and bring attention to the unique busi­nesses in Silver Bay.” The public is invited to vote for their favorite ArtCar, with a grand tro­phy awarded to the winning ArtCar. Additional activities for all ages will be provided free of charge.

Local artist and event organizer Patti Paulson has been tapped to lead the ArtCar Beach Bash stating, “An ArtCar is a vehicle that has been painted or otherwise altered in an act of creative expression. The ArtCar Beach Bash is an op­portunity for local residents and tourists to meet the artists and take photos of these rolling works of art. It’s not everyday you see an ArtCar on the North Shore, and we’ll be showcasing sev­eral of these fantastic creations”. Confirmed

ArtCars include: Bee Car by Halie Robinson, BJuice by Brielle Bergk, Chroma Car by Jack Becker, Cozy Car by Dominique Menard, Fa­erie Elf Car by Sandra Elftmann, Hippy Van by Barb Peck, Lipstick Car by Patti Paulson, Pollen by Terry McDaniel and TOY oh TAH by Mark Mueske and Carol Ahlgren.

THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 2:00 P.M.

ART DISCUSSION FORUM

at Reunion Hall in Silver Bay

FRIDAY, AUG. 18, 6:00 P.M. ARTCAR SNEAK PEEK

at City Center Park in Silver Bay

SATURDAY, AUG. 19, 10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

ARTCAR BEACH BASH

at Black Beach in Silver Bay

On Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., Jack Becker will lead an Art Discussion Forum, “The Impor­tance of Art and Culture”, hosted by the Silver Bay Public Library at Reunion Hall in Silver Bay. Best known as the founder of Forecast Pub­lic Art, based in Minnesota, Becker also found­ed the Public Art Review, an international magazine devoted to contemporary public art. Becker cur­rently serves on committees for the US Depart­ment of Arts and Culture, the Institute for Public Art and the Public Art Exchange.

On Friday evening, an ArtCar Sneak Peek is available at City Center Park in Silver Bay, ahead of the Music in the Park Concert. Artists will park their fabulous creations off the street near the intersections of Outer Drive and Shopping Center Drive beginning at 6 p.m.

ArtCar BJuice by Brielle Bergk.  (submitted photo)

On Saturday, at the ArtCar Beach Bash, Art­Cars will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the lawn near the Black Beach Mini Golf and the Black Beach Inn (formerly AmericInn), with a variety of free activities lead by the ArtCar artists and other local artisans. Full schedule and event updates may be found on Facebook, at local businesses and on location the day of the event.

Prizes will be awarded for winners of fun beach-related competitions: Musical Beach Towels, Hula Hoop Contest, Frisbee Disc Toss, and Beach Ball Run.

Everyone will enjoy free make-and-take craft activities: Flower Power Crowns, ArtCar Pin­back Buttons, Faerie Wands, Crochet Motifs and Magnetic Personality Charms.

Other activities include: Pollinator Party with ArtBikes, Stilt Walker Demonstration, Live Beach Music by Robin Sunquiet, and Face Painting by Nexus and Bella.

Food and beverages onsite available for pur­chase from: Na-cho Bizness, Magic’s Wraps and Subs, Ems Lems, and Timber Coffee Company. Black Beach Mini Golf offers ice cream, pizza, hotdogs and other food items plus mini golf for purchase. Black Beach Inn offers comfortable accommodations for out-of-town guests. Silver Bay Shuttle Service is a free service providing transport throughout the Silver Bay area. 2023 ArtCar Beach Bash is co-hosted by Silver Bay Shuttle Service, Black Beach Inn (Ameri­cInn) and Black Beach Mini Golf. This event is produced with a generous grant from Lovin’ Lake County.

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