On May 3rd, 4th, and 5th the Art of Water event took place in Algoma. Art of Water was an exhibition and event that celebrates the beauty and necessity of water. This exhibit was inspired by the shoreline of Lake Michigan but is not limited to any body of water that inspires artists. The goal of Friends of Crescent Beach (the group which started the event) is to promote advocacy, education, support, and protection. If you would like more information on FOCB (Friends of Crescent Beach), you can find them on Facebook and their website.
However, without the local artists, most of this event would not be possible. All of the photos included are works of art local artists created to show their interpretation of water and how it impacts their lives.
If you are interested in painting out by Crescent Beach near the docks, May 17th and 18th from nine in the morning to three in the afternoon are two days you can attend. Other dates in May are the following: Tuesday, May 7th (talk about Ahnapee River), Sunday, May 19th (water-themed letter writing), Wednesday, May 22nd (invasive plants and impact on the environment), and Tuesday, May 28th (Film-Screening). Also, the Fourth Annual Juried Utilitarian Ceramic Exhibition will be held from June 7th to July 1st at James May Gallery in Algoma.