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August 13, 2013

One-day art show offers beautiful backdrop

By Terry Oparka
C & G Staff Writer

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Shoppers look at artists’ wares at the Art-on-the-Lake show held last year at Northfield Hills Condominiums.

More than 100 artists will ply their wares at the 39th annual Northfield Hills Art-on-the-Lake show this year.

Bloomfield Township artist Shirley Schultz has participated in the show for the past 15 years.

“It’s a very pleasant atmosphere,” she said. “People are very friendly. It’s a well-run show.”

She paints in all mediums, from real life and her photographs, and was an instructor in the Troy Continuing Education program for many years.

She will bring watercolor paintings of landscapes, flowers and portraits to the show. 

Kathleen Deburghgraeve, who coordinates the show with Connie Kohn, said that the show started out with artists who lived in the Northfield Hills Condominium Association and evolved into what it is today.

Deburghgraeve said many artists return each year because they like the “one-day, easygoing show” in a beautiful setting against the backdrop of the Rouge River tributary. 

The event will also feature performances by Gilda’s Singers and the Troy High School orchestra, along with children’s activities. Food vendors will offer fair fare, including kettle corn, roasted nuts, fudge, fresh-squeezed lemonade, hot dogs, hamburgers, soft pretzels, Italian sausage, ice cream, cotton candy, caramel apples, coffee, pop, water and popcorn. Rides on a Troy Fire Department ladder truck will also be available. 

The juried art will include pottery, watercolor paintings, fiber art and stained glass on view at the 39th annual Art-on-the-Lake 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of the Northfield Hills Condominium Association at 1750 Brentwood Drive, on the corner of Coolidge and Long Lake. Ample parking is free, but a donation may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, who will supervise the parking area.

For more information, visit www.artonthelake.com.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Terry Oparka at toparka@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1054.