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Rockville Bridge Invitational Gala
Sat, April 29, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MDT
The charming community of Rockville, Utah has accepted the challenge to restore an historic icon. The Rockville Bridge is believed to be the only structure ever funded by the National Park Service, yet is located outside of Park boundaries. It is also the last Parker through truss bridge in the state of Utah. Because of its historic and architectural value, the Town has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to restore the Bridge. But the tiny town of 247 residents must match a percentage of the grant.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE!
Sixteen professional plein air artists will paint images of the Bridge and surrounding community on April 27, 28 and 29. The public is invited to mingle with the artists and observe their creative process.
In addition to artists painting plein air in and around Rockville over three days, Susan Bingham, with the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, will provide an informative and engaging lecture on Friday, April 28th at 7pm in the Historic Rockville Church (43 East Main Street). Attendance to this event is free, but donations are welcome.
On Saturday, April 29th, live entertainment, drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided at the artist and collector reception, at 6pm. This will be at the Historic Rockville Schoolhouse, currently the residence of Larry McKown, located at 38 East Main Street.
The Wet Paint Sale will take place across the street in the Rockville Community Center starting at 7pm. Proceeds from the art sales will benefit the Bridge Fund.
Attending either the reception or the sale on Saturday, April 29th will require a minimum donation of $20 per person. All contributions to a municipality for public works are tax deductible, so please be generous!