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Silversmith Nancy Deye stands beside some of her work shown at last year’s Arty Party, host-
ed annually in the Old Art Building.
ty keeps on growing
Original Arty Party
Oct. 19-20
What began as a small gathering of unknown
local artists in Leland resident Donna Johnston’s home is now a highly anticipated annual event by artists and art lovers alike.
The Original Arty Party, now held each fall at the Old Art Building, is put on by Nancy Deye of Cedar, who couldn’t resist helping Johnston con- tinue the tradition after over a decade of success.
“She had done it forever and just couldn’t do it in her home anymore,” Deye said. “She told me she though she could do it with my help.”
With Johnston in her 80’s at the time, Deye said she thought if anyone was that adamant about it, she might as well help.
Since that  rst exhibit in the Old Art Building,
Deye has carried on the tradition of featuring works of local artists year after year.
And since the artists are limited to two years of participating, Deye said there is always something new to discover by attending.
“It’s such a vibrant group,” she said. “You get all these artists together that work with different mediums and it’s very exciting, lively and color- ful.”
A few of those mediums will include silver and beaded jewelry; oil, pastel and acrylic paintings; textile works; and photography, as well as medi- ums some may have never seen before.
“There’s a graphic computer painter who signed up before that creates her works digitally,” Deye explained. “She was new to the area and has blos- somed, even designing the mural in downtown Northport.”
Deye is expected 13 artists to have their works on display at the Arty Party, which will kick off Friday, October 19th from 1-7 p.m., with an open- ing reception at 4 p.m. The exhibit will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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