ORD — A blend of local arts and cultural experiences will be featured Saturday at the third annual Nebraska Grown Arts Festival at several locations in the Loup River Valley.
During the day, area art galleries, including the Main Street Gallery in North Loup and the Gallery: Art & Creativity Center in Comstock, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both galleries feature original works by local artists.
Both galleries and the Golden Husk Theatre in Ord will host art workshops starting at 10 a.m. The workshops will feature hands-on experiences with watercolor painting, glasswork, drawing, crafts and more. To learn more and register for the workshops, call (308) 730-8133.
The galleries and businesses in Ord, Burwell, North Loup and Arcadia will hand out event punch cards that will be used for door prize drawings during an evening concert.
That concert, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Husk, will feature the Bottle Tops, the husband-and-wife duo of Mike and Kerry Semrad.
Mike is cut from a cloth of both country music and rock ‘n’ roll. Mike’s uncle, Dick Allison, toured with the Grand Ole’ Opry in 1958 and his father, Mike Semrad Sr., was a member of the regionally famed band, the Smoke Ring, from Norfolk.
Kerry comes from a background of gospel and blues, and lends vocals to Mike’s country and rock influences to make a sound that can only be described as uniquely “Americana.”
Tickets for the show are $10 and are available online at ShopOrd.com or the Golden Husk, 129 S. 16th St., or the Ord Area Chamber office.
For more information, call Dahn Hagge at (308) 730-8133, or check out the Golden Husk’s Facebook page or at www.goldenhuskarts.org.