‘A Taste of the Arts’ spring benefit for LPCA

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host “A Taste of the Arts: An Evening of Food. Art. Fun,” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

This evening will feature a medley of backstage bites from several of Lake Placid eateries, followed by “It Goes Without Saying,” a one-man show by acclaimed performance artist Bill Bowers. Chaired by Jon Donk, this spring benefit will help raise much needed funds to support the Artistic Programming of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, limited walk-ins will be accepted.

Call the LPCA at 518-523-2512 to reserve your spot or for more information. The LPCA acknowledges the corporate sponsor for this event, The Whiteface Lodge.

Dinner service for the event begins at 5:30 p.m. “Dinner by the bite” will be served throughout the LPCA facilities, including the education studios and backstage. This progressive dinner will feature bites by local restaurants, including Cake Placid, Chair 6, The Chocolatier, The Cowboy, Desperados, Green Goddess, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Liquids and Solids, Saranac Sourdough, Temptations Gourmet and The Whiteface Loge. Indulge in assorted specialty dinner bites plus beer provided by Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, wine and soda.

The performance of Bill Bowers’ “It Goes Without Saying” will begin at 7 p.m. Bowers is an acclaimed Broadway actor having originated roles in Broadway’s “The Lion King.”

Compared to the work of David Sedaris, Claudia Shear and Augustin Burroughs, “It Goes Without Saying” is a uniquely crafted autobiographical tour-de-force in which Bill shares funny, heartbreaking and unbelievable true stories from his career as an actor and mime, and his life-long exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives. “It Goes Without Saying” takes you on a scenic tour of Bill’s life thus far; from his childhood in the wilds of Montana, to outrageous jobs as a performer across the country, to the whirlwind of Broadway and studying with the legendary Marcel Marceau.

The party continues post-performance in the LPCA Gallery with delicious desserts and specialty treats. Wind down with a cocktail while chatting with new LPCA Executive Director James Lemons and visiting artist Bill Bowers.

Reservations are requested. Contact the LPCA to reserve your space in advance at 518-523-2512 or visit LakePlacidArts.org for more information.