Queens: Lighthouse art show a success

Brittany W.
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A wide variety of art was shown and sold at the annual Lighthouse Art and Craft shows in Port Medway and Port Mouton.  Over 45 pieces were sold with partial and sometimes all profits (depending on the piece) going to the Spectacle Island Light and the Medway Head Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse Art and Craft show wrapped on Aug. 28 and organizers say they sold more art than ever before.

Cathie Pincombe, organizer says last year there were just over 30 artists involved in the show.  This year 66 artists contributed artwork to the show.

“We had over 140 pieces,” says Pincombe. “It’s just been fabulous.”

Over 45 pieces had been sold as of Aug. 27. Pincombe is pleased with the results

Folk art was a new and popular addition to the show this year.  Pincombe says besides locals, many tourists came out to see the show and even buy pieces at both the Port Medway and Port Mouton shows.

“The opening in Port Medway saw almost 100 people and in Port Mouton I think we had 60 or 70,” says Pincombe. “Port Medway was just constant and Port Mouton has seen a lot of tourists.”

Pincombe says tourists have bought and are bringing back pieces to as far away as Germany.

The Medway Head Lighthouse Association and Spectacle Island Lighthouse Society are pleased and Pincombe says planning for the next shows will begin in the new year.

Read more about the art shows here.

Organizations: Medway Head Lighthouse Association, Spectacle Island Lighthouse Society

Geographic location: Port Medway, Port Mouton, Germany

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