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Sensations: Connecting Art Forms returns to Creative 360

On Friday, February 25th, Creative 360 will bring culinary and floral artists together with traditional artists for the second annual Sensations fundraising event. This unique exhibit and online auction showcases the work of regional floral designers and culinary artists whose original creations are inspired by art selected by Creative 360’s curator, Colleen Reed. Patrons in the gallery and at home will have the chance to bid on the floral and culinary pieces and take them home to enjoy.

“We give each of the florists and culinary artists a choice of artwork and it is fascinating to see how each of the artisans chooses to interpret the artwork they have selected,” remarked Reed. “Last year’s pieces included a life size chocolate geode paired with an abstract in red and gold.  We can’t wait to see this year’s work!”

The participating artists and artisans from the Great Lakes Bay Region, include Armin Mersmann, Artisanne Chocolatier, Austin’s Floral, Christine Erskine, Jan Lynn Alfano, Jazzmyn Benitez, Judy Thurston, Julianna Kepler, Love & Flour Bakery, Maggie’s Pastries, Mark Piotrowski, Matt Lewis, Natalie Slawnyk, Randi’s Green Thumb Inc., Rebecca Kovick, Rebecca Houck, Regent Floral & Mercantile, Roger Reichmann, Smith’s Flowers & Gifts, Stacie Rose, Two of a Kind Florists, and Valerie Allen.

Connecting Art Forms is the title of the fundraiser and this year an additional sense will be added to the event – sound.  Live music will be provided from 6 to 8 pm in the gallery by Hohmeyer/Mercy Studios.

“We wanted to build on the beauty of last year’s event,” said Laura Brigham, originator of the event. “Bringing in music for another “sense” to connect was the perfect answer.  We now have sights, sounds, smells – and depending on what you purchase – tastes!”

Bidding starts at noon on Friday and ends at 8:30 pm. Winning bids will be announced that evening and pieces will go home with the highest bidders or can be picked up on Saturday morning, February 26th. The auction will be online with a link on the homepage or by calling the arts center at 989-837-1885.

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