Numerous businesses, artists join for palette project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Tom Zangerle created this painting of a canal bridge in Medina.

MEDINA – Orleans County artists and businesses have responded in a big way for a debut project, the Palettes of Orleans.

There are 73 painted palettes of local scenes. The palettes are on display in businesses throughout the county.

I was in Della’s Chocolates in Medina this morning and saw the palette painted of a canal bridge in Medina by Tom Zangerle.

The project is organized by the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has put a poster in each business window to indicate a palette on display. Shoppers can submit bids to buy the artwork and they can vote on their favorite one.

The project will run until Oct. 6. There will be a celebration Oct. 13 at Hickory Ridge, where final bids will be accepted for the artwork. Some of the proceeds will be used to fund art scholarships at each school district in the county.