April 11: Grange Open House, Art Contest, and Creative Writing Open Mic

Calling all artists, poets, writers, and makers, of all ages.  San Juan Island Grange 966 is hosting an art, craft, and photography contest, as well as a creative writing open mic at our 2018 Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at 152 First Street in Friday Harbor.



Art and craft submissions of every kind (photos, drawings, paintings, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, metalwork, woodworking, you name it), and multiple pieces (in multiple categories) are encouraged. The submissions will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 11. If you are unable to drop your entry off at that time, please email glennhendrick@gmail.com to arrange a pick-up or drop-off that works for you.

All submissions will be up on display for the public during the Open House potluck and artist reception from 4 to 6 pm, come enjoy the the show and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. This is a great opportunity to see the  new deck and freshly refinished floor.  Bring a snack or dish to share if you like.

From 6 to 7 p.m. the creative writing open mic will take place.  Folks who have submitted pieces to the writing contest, and anyone else who’s ready and willing, will be invited to read or recite their work.

The deadline for official submissions to the writing contest is March 26, 2018, please email kdietzman@gmail.com or visit https://sjigrange.wordpress.com/ for details.

Grange Open House and Art Contest, and Creative Writing Open Mic is part of the Grange Lecture Series, which strives to foster social and political engagement, discussion, community, and to maintain the historical Grange Hall as a home for celebrations and programs. The San Juan Island Grange has been a community of growers, makers, and keepers since 1931. The Grange is nonpartisan, and so is this event. All are welcome, including kids.

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