9th annual ‘For the Love of Art’ home show tickets available; quantities limited

ST. GEORGE — There’s a little bit of mystery and a whole lot of enjoyment planned for the St. George Art Museum’s 9th Annual “For the Love of Art” Home Show, scheduled this year on the mornings of Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24.

The mystery of this well-attended and eagerly anticipated yearly fundraising event is the location of the three upscale or unique homes on tour, each with impressive, one-of-a-kind art collections, revealed only when art lovers arrive at each home by bus. The enjoyment is experiencing amazing art while sharing the ride with fellow art lovers on one of three comfortable and air conditioned buses. There is also the opportunity for interesting conversation about the homes and their art on the bus and later during lunch at the Painted Pony restaurant.

Each home has been carefully selected for its incredible collections of art. In the history of this event, board members have worked hard to find 3 “amazing,” “interesting” and “exciting” stops. This year board members are particularly pleased to be able to add “unique” to the description of homes visited in the past 8 years. Behind the front door of a small and nondescript mid-century domicile in the middle of downtown St. George may well be one of the most memorable homes ever toured.

Tickets — limited to 100 art lovers due to the number of seats on the buses — are now on sale at the St. George Art Museum, 47 E. 200 North in St. George. At a cost of $65 per person, each ticket includes the home tour, bus ride, lunch at St. George’s only 5-star restaurant and a donation to the St. George Art Museum for the purchase of art for the museum’s permanent collection.

This year, Deborah Reeder, the museum curator hopes to take more national park art off her wish list while the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the national park system in 2016.

The St. George Art Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 47 E. 200 North. According to the museum mission statement, the city-owned and operated facility exists “to educate … through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures and media … and to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the West.”

For more information, call 435-627-4525.

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