The IMAGE Art Show will be held April 27 through May 4, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. A welcoming ceremony and the judges’ presentations are scheduled for 6 p.m. The show will be held at the East Central Regional Arts Council office located in downtown Braham. A total of 164 artists from all over the five county region have entered the show.

IMAGE will also be open on Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday – Friday, April 29 – May 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show is open to the public and is free of charge.

This is the 32nd year of IMAGE, an annual judged art show for visual artists residing in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties (Region 7E) and is sponsored by the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC).

This year’s IMAGE awards are: Two Judge’s Choice Awards ($500 each), up to 10 Excellence Awards ($200 each) and up to 10 Merit Awards ($150 each). In addition, artwork entered will be eligible for People’s Choice ($300) and Purchase Awards. These awards (with the exception of People’s Choice) will be presented at the opening reception on April 27. The People’s Choice Award will then be distributed after the show ends. Everyone attending the show is allowed to vote for their favorite piece artwork with the People’s Choice ballot.

For more information on the show or the hours, call (320) 396-2337 extension 1 or email to: info@ecrac.org. For the complete IMAGE Art Show calendar, you can also go online to: www.ecrac.org/art-community/ecrac-calendar

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