Charles City has become known for its wide variety of public art, especially in Central Park and along the riverfront. However, a vast number of art treasures reside with private collections in town as well. On Sunday, Sept. 24, five Charles City homes will be opening their homes for public viewing of their private collections.
The Design Committee of Community Revitalization has organized its first Home Art Tour to showcase some of the fine art collectibles in town. Five homes will be featured in this year’s tour, with the public able to check out the art collections in each between the hours of 1-4 p.m. Tour tickets are $10 each, with proceeds going toward downtown beautification efforts. Tickets are available at the Community Development Office at 401 North Main and will be available at each of the Home Art Tour locations the day of the event.
Tour stops will include the homes of Jon and Ann Schneckloth at 3050 227th St.; Donna and Larry Stewart at 1208 Ellis Dr., Norma Breitbach at 1207 Ellis Dr.; Art and Susan Strong at 99 Riverside Ave.; and Janiece and Bruce Bergland at 2534 155th St. near Floyd. The Breitbach stop will not only feature some of Norma’s art collectibles, but also some of the art works owned by Joe and Lori Nettleton, as well as a few pieces from the collection at Cambrex.
“We have some tremendous art in this area that most people never get to see because it is in private homes, so this is a terrific opportunity to view some of these treasures,” said Steve Schiller, who along with Christopher Anthony chaired the organization of the tour.
For more information regarding the Home Art Tour, please contact the Community Development Office at (641) 228-2335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.