Indulge your ‘Appetite for the Arts’ August 15-17

Appetite for the Arts 2013

Have an appetite for the arts? Time to splurge on a grand buffet of art, food, children’s activities and music at this year’s Appetite for the Arts at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Aug. 15-17.

Feast your eyes on jewelry, paintings, metalwork, woodworking, sculpture, photography and more from some of the area’s finest artists at this year’s event in the huge new hangar behind the Liberty Aviation Museum. Children of all ages can have a hands-on art encounter in the Children’s Art Experience.

Appetite for the Arts kicks off at 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 with “The Main Course” gala. In addition to getting a first look at the artist booths, partygoers will enjoy gourmet sliders, made-to-order paella and other offerings from 1812 and Cielo Grande Tapas restaurants; music by the Junk and the Naked Bacon Band; and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 for the gala and are available online through and locally at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Bassett’s and Real Living Morgan Realty Group.

Tickets are still available, but going fast. “The Friday night gala just gets better every year,” said event co-chair Jeff Morgan. “With the artists we have this year, the special food offerings at serving stations, and the music, this is an event you won’t want to miss.”

“Don’t be kicking yourself the morning after for missing all the fun– get your tickets now for ‘The Main Course,’” said event co-chair Keith Fleming.

The Appetite for the Arts events on Saturday, Aug. 16 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.), and Sunday, Aug. 17 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), are free and open to the public. In addition to all the artists’ booths (more than 50 participated last year), the Saturday and Sunday events will feature the Children’s Art Experience, music by DJ Sullivan, and Sunday’s Fly In/Drive In Pancake Breakfast, with opportunities for children to fly in an airplane.

Businesses or groups interested in sponsoring tables at the gala should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Find out more about the GPCAAC’s mission to promote art in the area at

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