Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stop on this Saturday's Studio Tour

Art Museum at Casa Grande
319 West 3rd St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
I'm happy to be showing and selling my paintings at the
 Casa Grande Art Museum on Saturday, March 21.  I've been
invited to take part in the Casa Grande Studio Tour 2015.
Their will be over 30 participating artists in 5 different
locations in town.  A variety of art and craft will be available.  I
hope you can join us there!
  The history of the building and grounds are interesting.  I'm looking forward to
a little exploring on Saturday.  I'm hoping that I can find more
information about the Kratzka family and their involvement in the community.
Here is an excerpt from the museum's website. 

The museum is in the house built by Gus Kratzka in 1929 as the family residence and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  It has a rusticated concrete exterior and includes several features that made the summer heat more bearable for the retired baker and his wife.  The house was purchased and opened as The Casa Grande Art Museum by the Friends of the Arts, Inc. in 1987.  the Friends of the Arts have lovingly restored the building, funded in part, by grants administrated by the City of Casa Grande.  The Sculpture Garden, which surrounds the house, is filled with works by Arizona artists, donated by A. Thomas Cole, founding member of the Friends of the Arts, Inc..


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