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- The Mercer County Office on Aging and the Division of Culture and Heritage are gearing up for the annual Mercer County Senior Art Show July 18 through Aug. 2 at the Meadow Lakes Retirement Community off Route 571 East in East Windsor.

The Mercer County Senior Art Show features original works of art created within the last three years, from drawings to paintings to crafts, by Mercer County residents age 60 or older.

“Mercer County has an extremely strong arts community, and our older residents are certainly contributors,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I am very much looking forward to seeing the talented work of many on display this summer.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday between July 18 and Aug. 2. In addition, a closing reception for artists, friends and family, and art admirers will be held Aug. 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

At the closing reception, a winner will be chosen in each of the following categories: acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography (including digital), print, sculpture and watercolor. Each winner will move on to the statewide competition in October, the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show.

For more information, directions or to arrange a tour (groups of six or more), please call 1-800-564-5705 or visit If you have specific questions about the art show logistics or about entering the show, please call (609) 989-6661.