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Friendship Park to showcase local artists

The new art display in Friendship Park in downtown Port Clinton showcasing Kelly Rigoni's Battle of Lake Erie Reenactment photos and Andy Sacksteder's "Captain and the Kid" statue.

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) has launched a project entitled Perspective, murals by working, local artists. The showcase area for this project will be in Friendship Park on the wall where the old mural once was. Keith Fleming and Carol Morgan, co-chairs of the project, said that estimations they received to just fix the wall, not even counting the mural, ranged from $30k-$115k. 

“Mineral pigment paint was supposed to be used on outside murals and the mural was painted with latex paint,” said Fleming. 

The wall that the mural was painted on also wasn’t built to hold a mural even if it was applied correctly.

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Walleye 5k biggest run yet

The Walleye Run 5k, which benefits Ruth Anne’s House and the Port Clinton Parks and Recreation Department, was held Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. The race had the largest attendance yet; 222 runners and walkers. The race was organized by the Toledo Roadrunners Club.

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The first ARTWalk of summer

LEAP (Lake Erie Adventure Playground) provided opportunities for budding artists.

On a perfect Thursday evening, the first ARTWalk of 2014 took place in historic downtown Port Clinton. Several of the exhibitors who had also participated in the first 2013 ARTWalk noted the marked contrast to last year’s cold, windy and rainy initial Walk. The increase in the number of shoppers reflected the pleasant weather.

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