O'Neill Art Gala showcases local artists, new techniques
O'NEILL, Neb. -- You might think you'd have to go to a museum in Omaha to see great art, but one event this weekend highlighted how many great artists are even more local than that.
As O'Neill's Summerfest activities continued, Christ Connection Center hosted an art gala. Alongside it, Saturday, they had a pinata-making party. It was just one of the many ways the center has been showing people the many ways you can try art. For example, they also hosted a wood-burning show and a pottery-making class. They want to diversify the event even more next year, though, according to Creative Director Rhea Rider.
"I feel like expressing yourself through art of music, that's what this building is about," Rider said. "Realizing that not everyone can do it, so it's fun to try new things. You don't know if you're going to like or be good at it -- I can't do pottery -- but some people really like it."
Rider said this year's 77 entries were each special.
The most popular pieces will be awarded and showcased at the H&R Block office in town.
Rider encourages anyone interested in contributing art next year to reach out.
This was O'Neill's 17th Summerfest Celebration. Other activities included a repainting of the World's Largest Shamrock, a Cruise to the Oldies, a youth tractor pull, a cake walk, and more.
Sunday concludes events. To see what activities are left this weekend, check out this link.