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Wallingford plans community art show

Last year, over 20 exhibitors helped kick off Wallingford's annual art show event. This year, event organizers have reached out and invited new ones to join the show. Wallingford area artisans have responded in greater numbers since last year's event. This year showcase everything from photographs and paintings, to quilts, baskets, pottery, jewelry, dolls, and more.

Besides the local art on display, organizers have added something new and different. They are having local collectors bring pieces from their collections to display and discuss.

"We'll have someone who collects colorful Quimper pottery from France, a collection of old Wallingford postcards, antique dolls and stamps to name a few," according to Diane Cooney of Wallingford.

The setting for theshow is special, Cooney said.

"It will be held indoors at the lodge of the Boy's Camp overlooking Elfin Lake in Wallingford. Outside there are picnic tables so be sure to bring a picnic. Admission is free and there will be some light refreshments," she noted.

The event will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, 5-7 p.m. at the Boy's Camp on Elfin Lake in Wallingford.

To locate the camp, drive to the Route 7 stop light in Wallingford, follow Route 140 West, cross the railroad tracks and steel trestle bridge, and take the first left and continue past the transfer station. Turn right on to Boy's Camp Road and continue to the lodge.

Following the exhibit, there will be a meeting of the Wallingford Historical Society with voting for officers. For more information, call Cooney at 446-2514.

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