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Rule book tossed out at annual 927 Art Show

Whimsical abandon is a hallmark of the 927 Art Show. Above is ‘Fruitcake’ by Art Van Rhyn, from the 2009 show, with the legend: ‘Fruitcakes in the kitchen, fruitcakes on the street, stark naked through the crosswalk, in the middle of the week; there’s cookies in the oven and they travel on the bus, there’s a little bit of fruitcake in every one of us!’ Viewing the exhibitionism — er, exhibit — are Marjorie Ott and the late Gianna Hochstein.
Whimsical abandon is a hallmark of the 927 Art Show. Above is ‘Fruitcake’ by Art Van Rhyn, from the 2009 show, with the legend: ‘Fruitcakes in the kitchen, fruitcakes on the street, stark naked through the crosswalk, in the middle of the week; there’s cookies in the oven and they travel on the bus, there’s a little bit of fruitcake in every one of us!’ Viewing the exhibitionism — er, exhibit — are Marjorie Ott and the late Gianna Hochstein. CAMBRIAN FILE PHOTO BY BERT ETLING

I t’s a Cambria tradition: a nontraditional art show that welcomes alternative media, encourages artists to venture outside their (and viewer’s) comfort zone and unleashes the creative hounds — and all for a good cause. As organizers say, it’s a unique opportunity for artists to show off the non-traditional, zany side of their creativity,

It always includes new ideas, but the 24th annual Prefix 927 Art Show this weekend will also include a new feature: an afternoon reception, party and silent auction..

As usual, the exhibition will run on a Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. This year’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St. Admission during those hours is $3.

From 2 to 5 p.m. that Saturday, $10 admission to the party includes food, beverages, a raffle, live music and “lots of fun!,” according to organizers.

Admission proceeds support the YMCA Cambria Teen Center. Silent auction proceeds benefit Allied Arts.

The show takes it’s name from what used to be Cambria’s sole telephone prefix (in additon to 927, prefixes now also include 924, 934, 935 and 203).

The entry fee is $10. Cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 will be given, plus merchant awards. Entries are due by 2 p.m. Friday, July 20. For details, go to the Allied Arts Association website, artistsofcambria.com,and click on “2012 Special Events.” —Bert Etling

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