“Celebrating the Creative Spirit” featuring the talents of local professional and amateur artists, artisans, musicians, and authors will be hosted on Friday, May 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bally Mennonite Church, 1481 Route 100, Barto.

Artists and artisans from the Bally area will join Bally Mennonite Church professionals such as potter Roy Yoder, photographer Gordon Groff, weaver Tonya Jones, and artist/author Julie Longacre in displaying a variety of paintings, pastels, pottery, photographs, weaving, wood work, quilts, fly-tying, needlework, fabric art, and children’s art.

In the sanctuary, guests may come and go to view quilts and listen to local professional and amateur musicians, including Duane Hershberger and Gene Galligan, among others who will be performing in a variety of styles: inspirational, show tunes, blues, folk, eclectic, classical, jazz, and country.

Featured authors will include Yvonne Bleam, author of the children’s book, “A-Z Of Being The Best Leader You Can Be,” Catherine Richter, artist/author of “Butterflies & Beastings,” and artist/illustrator Martha Cawley.

Free admission and refreshments.

For more information go to bally.mc.org or check Bally Mennonite Church on Facebook, to find a schedule of performances.

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