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Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: Art in the Public Eye’s 2013 Fundraiser

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Art in the Public Eye Celebrates the Circus

APE Goes to the Circus for this Year’s Fundraiser

A Circus Sideshow from the 1930s. Photo Courtesy of Sideshow WorldOur friends at Art in the Public Eye (APE) always put on a killer party. In the past, they’ve created themes around their fundraising events such as celebrating the Rat Pack and a tribute to Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory of the 1960s.

Running from 7-10pm this Saturday, November 9th at Samantha’s Café and Catering (a great place, if you haven’t been), this year’s event entitled “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” is a great way to unwind, have a few drinks and help support a good cause. “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” celebrates the old school traveling circus of the 1930s, which at the time was an extremely popular source of entertainment. Traveling shows would come to local towns and entertain crowds by providing an impromptu carnival which would feature animal acts, acrobats, contortionists as well as gypsies, tramps and thieves.

Yes, there will be clowns and jugglers, contortionists and maybe even a fortuneteller or two. No word on if there will be any circus animals, but you get the idea of what’s going on. Also on had will be a photo booth by PJN Photography, face painting by PJ Duell at Happy Face FX, old fashioned carnival games (you can finally win that huge teddy bear you’ve always wanted) as well as a silent auction featuring some amazing prizes!

And as a tribute to the circus, you can dress up in a wacky costume (we know you have a clown costume in your attic) or just come as you are!

APE’s mission is to cultivate a partnership between the area arts community and local businesses, promote established and emerging artists and local commerce, and create greater access to the arts through cultural activities and public exhibitions. All funds raised at this year’s event will be used to help fund public arts programs including the Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk, Chalk Fest, Outdoor Cinema, Gallery 99 and Art Cart – Mobile Arts Center.

Tickets are $20. Samantha’s Café is located at 11 Broad Street in Glens Falls. Call 518-792-5839 for tickets or visit

By The Free George Staff. Photo Courtesy of Sideshow World

The Free George is the online magazine and visitors’ guide of Upstate NY, covering things from Albany to Lake Placid, including Saratoga, the Lake George region and the Adirondacks. Check out our City Blogs section for our extended coverage areas as well.

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