Arts Council to hold free artists reception Thursday

The Merced County Arts Council said it will hold an artists reception Thursday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m. to welcome Kate Jackson, Claudia Silva-Doo, and the Merced Camera Club to the galleries.

The council will also have an interactive art piece that everyone is encouraged to work on. Invite your friends and come for a free evening of art. Arts Center "Save the Dates" calendar:

July 7 - Artists' Reception, free and open to the public

July 16 - Summer Art Hop with art supply sale

July 30 - Children's Authors Meet & Greet

The council said its Rescue the Arts campaign continues. For more information go to www.artsMerced.org orwww.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203790179663173. You can donate on line, at www.artsMerced.org , either in installments (say $10/month) or in one lump sum.