A New Seasonal Event Kicks Off In Cherokee

Friday, December 1, 2017

Next door neighbors open their homes for an Artist’s Open House

A new seasonal event is kicking off in Cherokee this December. An Artist’s Open House will be co-hosted by Rocking M Pottery, owned by Beth Cathcart and The Lady Next Door Guest House, owned by Andy and Pamela Linn.

Cathcart and the Linns will be hosting the open house at 509 and 515 West Cherry Street in Cherokee over three days. There will be several area artists displaying and selling their wares which include pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography calendars and prints, rugs, textiles, hand-crafted cutting and charcuterie boards, hats, mittens, crocheted pieces, ornaments and more.

Pictured L to R: Beth Cathcart of Rocking M Pottery, Barb McGee of McGee Gallery and Framing, Beckly Hasselhoff of Beckly’s Bijou, Patrick Loughlin, Cindy Lindahl of Century Farm Gifts, Andy Linn, and Minda Heidenreich

“We’re next door to each other on Cherry Street so it made sense.” said Cathcart, “I usually host an Artist’s Open House at my studio in Linn Grove at this time of year, and I knew the Linns were hosting an open house for their Airbnb so I thought it would be fun to combine them and do it in Cherokee this year. So far, we’ve had great feedback about it.”

“I was thrilled when Beth approached me about doing this together,“ said Pamela Linn, “She really had the artist’s side of it well in hand and then invited Andy to be one of the featured artists with his astrophotography. He’s taken some amazing deep space shots this year and I was very happy for him to have this opportunity to show his work.”

The event kicks off on December 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be attending from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The Open House will also run December 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and December 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to featured works of art you will be able to tour the Victorian homes, register for drawings for prizes and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The group has also pledged 10% of their profits to Cherokee Community Theatre in support of the performing arts.

“Come on by, everybody wins,” teased Andy Linn, “Who doesn’t want to tour homes decked for the season, eat homemade cookies and shop for interesting gift items at the holidays? It’s the perfect mix of entertainment, snacking and shopping local merchants. The bonus of a charitable donation to CCT is just the icing on the cookie, so to speak. Beth and Pamela are already planning for next year. I think it’s a great idea and yet another way that people in Cherokee show their dedication and support for the arts. I hope we get a really good turnout for all the artists involved and CCT.”

Other participating businesses include McGee Gallery and Framing, Beckly’s Bijou and Century Farm Gifts.

Contact Pamela Linn 712-870-4109 or Beth Cathcart at 712 -299-5248 for more information.

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