Valleys Planning Council Hosts Art for Land’s Sake

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“We are delighted to host this event,” said Mary Louise Foster, chair of the event. “It has always been exciting to plan, but the real pay-off for me is seeing local artists come together to support the preservation of land in Baltimore County.”

“We are delighted to host this event,” said Mary Louise Foster, chair of the event. It has always been exciting to plan, but the real pay-off for me is seeing local artists come together to support the preservation of land in Baltimore County.”

In early Fall, the Valleys Planning Council will be hosting its fourth Art for Land’s Sake, the local non-profit’s signature event that features an exhibition and sale of art that will benefit the council and land conservation in North Baltimore County. Art for Land’s Sake takes place just once every other year, so do not miss this opportunity to feast your eyes on incredible art, visit an outstanding rural property, and support an organization doing yeoman’s work in the field of land use planning and conservation.

Art for Land’s Sake showcases a select group of regional and national artists displaying a mix of representational and contemporary styles in a wide variety of mediums. Artists donate thirty-five percent of their sales to the Valleys Planning Council. This year’s show will take place over three days beginning with a preview party on Friday, September 30, 2011. Guests at the preview party will be able to view and buy art and mingle with the dedicated members of the Valleys Planning Council. The show will be open for browsing and buying on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, October 1 and October 2, 2011.

“We are delighted to host this event,” said Mary Louise Foster, chair of the event. It has always been exciting to plan, but the real pay-off for me is seeing local artists come together to support the preservation of land in Baltimore County.”

The preview party will take place on September 30th at Halcyon Farm, a 122-acre horse farm just north of Greenspring Valley in Lutherville, Maryland. Halcyon Farm is owned by Stiles T. Colwill, a life-long resident of the area and a well-known interior designer and chairman of the board of the Baltimore Museum of Art. His expertise and experience, combined with the use of his outstanding property, will insure a high-quality event with fantastic art and wide appeal.

Tickets for the Friday night preview party are available from the Valleys Planning Council. The ticket price is $125 per person, which includes an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music by the Swanee River Ragtime Band, and first access to the exhibit and sale. Admission to the show on the weekend is $5 per person. Weekend show and sale hours will be noon to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments will be available along with remarkable works of art for viewing and purchasing.

The Valleys Planning Council is a non-profit organization established in 1962. The Council has played a prominent role in establishing sound land use polices in Baltimore County, with the goal of controlling growth and increasing land conservation. The Council vigorously defends Baltimore County’s Urban Rural Demarcation Line, which controls the provision of public water and sewer service and is key to containing urban sprawl, and the Council works cooperatively with county agencies on plans for road improvements, development, and land conservation in the rural portion of Baltimore County.

For more information, please visit http://www.thevpc.org

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