Monday, June 2, 2008

Garden Tour

Here's the official press release... spread the word!

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2008
or (937) 224-HILL

St. Anne's Hill Garden & Art Tour - June 21, 2008

DAYTON, OHIO - St. Anne's Hill Historic Society is pleased to announce the 2008 Garden & Art Tour taking place on Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Dayton's historic St. Anne's Hill neighborhood. The Tour provides the opportunity to see beautifully restored homes and gardens in one of the region's oldest neighborhoods, as well as to
browse through handcrafted original artwork and meet regional artists.

The St. Anne's HIll Garden Tour has been a popular tradition for many years, but this is the first event combining local gardens and original art. Tours will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. beginning at the High Street Gallery, located at 48 High Street, home of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors. Live performers will entertain guests throughout the Tour and raffle tickets will be available to purchase. The Tour concludes with a Victorian-style tea party where patrons can enjoy refreshments in the neighborhood.

Visiting artists on the tour include painter Laura Dietrich of Cleveland and master
stained glass artist Frank Dulaney of Tennessee. Regional artists include Michael Bonilla, Painter; Vicki Cassidy, Clay Artist; Ronnie Doyal, Quilter; Steve Good, Personalized Works; David Lorenz, Photography; Mbaraka, Performing Artist; Dave Palmer, Metal Sculptor; Lily Whitehead, Henna Artist; and Catherine Wicks, Fine Art.

Children will enjoy the children's art and activity pavilion, presented in partnership with the K12 Gallery for Young People. They also have the chance to win a $100 savings bond by entering the Children's Art Contest. Entries for the art contest are due by June 12, 2008.

The neighborhood of St. Anne's Hill is a historic community within the City of Dayton, located one mile east of the downtown area, just beyond the Oregon District. The neighborhood was designated a Historic District in 1974 and is home to the Stivers School for the Arts. The Historic Society is a tax exempt, non-profit organization. The tour is sponsored in part by Houser Asphalt & Concrete, RSC Graphics, St. Anne’s Hill Violins, Square One Salon, and other local businesses.

Tickets are $12 with the tea party, or $8 for the tour alone. Visitors can save $2 off a tea party ticket when purchasing tickets by June 15, 2008. Additional details about the 2008 St. Anne's Hill Garden & Art Tour and the art contest can be at online or by contacting or (937) 224-HILL.

If you'd like to volunteer, be sure to stop by our meeting this Tuesday, June 3rd at the Liederkranz building and sign up!

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