Thursday, July 6, 2017

Friends Of Poke-O-Moonshine Silent Art Auction

Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower As part of the Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Centennial (1917-2017), this summer, The Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), and Ausable Brewing Company will be hosting an Exhibit and Silent Auction of artwork related to the mountain, its human and natural history, and its fire tower. This is in place of the exhibit that was to be held at the 1719 Block Gallery in Keeseville.

The auction will be held from 7 to 9 pm on July 28 at the AARCH offices at 1745 Main Street, Keeseville, and on July 30 during the Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Centennial Celebration at Ausable Brewing Company, 765 Mace Chasm Road, Keeseville, from 4:30 to 8 pm. 2D works of Poke-O-Moonshine-themed art, including works on paper or canvas and photography, are eligible for entry.

The exhibition will benefit both the artists and the work of the Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, which is dedicated to the preservation of Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain and its fire tower, improving and maintaining its trails, and interpreting the natural and cultural history of the mountain.

The Friends group is a partnership between the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, AARCH, the Town of Chesterfield, North Country Camps, Camp Pok-O-MacCready, the Mountaineer, Champlain Area Trails, and several Adirondack Mountain Club chapters. The Friends operates under the auspices of AARCH, the non-profit, historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park.

The Friends of Poke-O Moonshine will evenly split the proceeds with the artists, who will set minimum bids. Works should be delivered to Adirondack Architectural Heritage 1745 Main Street Keeseville by July 24, 2017. For other questions, or to indicate intent to enter artwork email

Photo: Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower, courtesy Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower.

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