In addition to the open galleries and gardens, there will be live entertainment from the Mean Green Music Machine and plenty of food from L'École Culinaire, Bardog, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, McAlister's, and Pa Pa Pia's.
Tickets in advance cost $40 for Dixon members and $50 non-members. Members of Young at Art get in free. On the day of the event all tickets will cost $50.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue, 761-5250, dixon.org
Now on display at Askew Nixon Ferguson is New Work by Ann Fitzgerald Bailey and Kathy Williams. Combining Fitzgerald's watercolors and mixed media and Williams' acrylic dyes on silk and bamboo, the exhibition makes an elegant addition to the gallery.
The show will be up until September 24. Askew Nixon Ferguson Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 1500 Union Ave, 278-6868, www.anfa.com/gallery.aspx
Now on exhibition at L Ross Gallery is the third annual "Works on Paper" show, featuring a mix of figurative and abstract work from artists like Bobby Spillman, Jeri Ledbetter, Ryan VanderLey, David Comstock, Chuck Johnson, and Carl Moore.
L Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Ave, Suite 104, 767-2200, lrossgallery.com
August 31st marks the last day to see Gallery Fifty Six's "Turnmaloose," an exhibition on Elvis and the fans who adored him.
The exhibit includes photographs of Elvis fans by Michael Whitaker:
Graceland graffiti collages on tile by MJ Reeves, and other musically-inspired paintings and photographs.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gallery Fifty Six, 2256 Central Ave, 276-1251, thepalladiogroup.com/galleryfiftysix
An opening reception for In Love with Color, Friday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m., marks the beginning of the 2010-2011 season at Levy Gallery at the Buckman Arts Center. Paintings by Jeanne Seagle and glasswork by Lisa Allen will be on display there until September 10th.
The uninspiring dog days of summer are the unlikely muse of Maggie Exner's latest exhibition, Heat Wave, appearing this Friday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the P & H Cafe. I say "appearing" because the bulk of the show is live representation, and after Friday night only a few installation pieces will be on display.
To that end, Exner will turn the stage area at the P & H into a live representation of a heat wave with collage, installation, and live characters.
"It's just kind of the way I've been feeling this summer," says Exner. "Obviously it's about the heat, but a lot about the repetition of things and moving in circles."
For more on Maggie and her work, visit her website .
P & H Cafe, 1532 Madison Avenue, 726-0906
"People like to come and see something new, and we always include two or three artists that we've never shown before," says Sandy Wade of David Lusk. "Or maybe you see a piece by your favorite artist and it's in a price range that's easier for you to afford. And if people see something that they like they can just buy it and take it home."
Work from all 50 David Lusk artists and a few other local artists will be on sale, prices ranging from $200 to $999. Many of the artists will be present for the opening reception. Here's a preview of some of the art for sale: