Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jersey Shore Moments Opening Reception

Beautiful weather on this Fourth of July weekend brought a huge crowd to Belmar today, and at least some of that crowd found its way to the Boatworks for the opening reception of the Jersey Shore Moments Fine Art & Artisan Crafts Market sale and exhibition.  We are estimating that about 175 people passed though during the hours of the reception.

Art and crafts filled the front and back galleries.  Reflecting our location and the season, the framed fine art is all of a Shore theme.  The craft items are very diverse, though some do fit the beach theme.

Considering that the majority of people in Belmar this time of year are out of town visitors, everything in this show is for immediate sale- pay for it and you take it home immediately.  And artists whose work sells during the show can replace them with new works, so expect the merchandise to be updated over the course of the exhibition.

Our back room was filled with more Jersey Shore inspired art.  The refreshment table in the side gallery was also replenished throughout the reception.

Visitors in the back room could also enjoy the live entertainment that was arranged.  First, Tim McCorry on piano, then later Dave Doyle on guitar.

The reception is now over, but the sale will be going on.  And once again we have instituted expanded summer hours.  The gallery will be open 1 to 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and 1 to 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  This show is sponsored by the Jersey Shore Moments Art Gallery and Custom Framing of Manasquan and will be on display through August 15, 2014.  Admission is free.

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