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27th Annual 'Our Town Art Show and Sale' Will Celebrate Michigan Artists

The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Community House.

A year's worth of art -- 365 pieces to be exact -- will grace the walls of the Community House this weekend during the annual Our Town Art Show and Sale.

More than 180 Michigan artists will showcase their work during the media art show. The public is invited to come in and view the pieces free of charge.

Now in its 27th year, the event allows local artists to let their talents shine through various mediums and styles including traditional and contemporary. Not only do the participants have a chance to win large amounts of prize money, but 35 percent of the proceeds are donated to keep art alive in the community through the TCH wellness, leadership and art outreach programs for at-risk youth in Pontiac and Detroit.

Those who attend the exhibit are encouraged to donate unopened and unused art supplies for a new art program which TCH hopes to offer this winter. 

The Our Town event is presented by The DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, and this year's judge will be Jane Dini, assistant curator of American art for the Detroit Institute of Arts.

"We are pleased to present the 2012 Our Town Art Show and Sale," said Camille Jayne, CEO and President of The Community House. "For 27 years, this important fundraiser has enabled The Community House to improve the lives of members of our community, including outreach programs for at-risk children through cultural, wellness and educational enrichment."

"In addition, Our Town has served as an important platform to support and showcase the work of our very own talented Michigan artists," she adds.

A special Our Town "Art in Vogue" preview will be held Wednesday at the Community House. The event will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. and tickets are $200 for benefactors and $75 for friends. The event includes hors d'oeuvres, live musical entertainment, the opportunity to be one of the first to purchase pieces from the exhibit and more.

For more information about the Our Town Art Show and Sale or to make a reservation, visit the Community House website.

If you go:

When: Oct. 11-13, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: The Community House

Cost: Free

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