Run for the Arts Poker Run and Place Your Bets on Erie County!‏

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April 28, SANDUSKY, Ohio –  Run for the Arts Poker Run and Place Your Bets on Erie County!  Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Motorcycles NOT required – Artwork provided by World Renowned Artist David Uhl. 

The Sandusky State Theatre is pleased to announce it has a Run for the ArtsPoker Run to celebrate Ohio Bike Week.  The partnership with the Chamber of Commerce is intended to let the community have a Poker Run that supports the Sandusky State Theatre which brings great live entertainment to the downtown community and the Chamber of Commerce whose purpose is to promote and support local businesses.

The Run for the Arts Poker Run kicks off at Mad River at 1 pm with a $20 registration and secondary riders can play for an additional $10.  Motorcycles are not required to participate as the Poker Run is intended for the greater participation of the community, which benefits from programming at the State Theatre and the Chamber of Commerce services.

Stops on the route include Hanson Aggregates, Barnes Nursery, Bierkeller Pub and the Crow’s Nest.  Players can go in any order they choose and enjoy the scenic ride.  There is a $15 Hog Roast provided by Mesenburg Catering complete with a cash bar and live music.

The end stops with the pulling of the last card for your hand at the Great Lakes Backstage Cantina Bar & Grill, which is located behind the Sandusky State Theatre, in the parking lot.

The cash bar and music begins at 3 pm, with the Hog Roast from 5-7:30 pm and live music from 5-10 pm.

Grand Prize for the Poker Run is an $1,800 David Uhl limited edition print of Wing and a Prayer with gift certificates and beer/wine baskets from the sponsors.  Second Prize is an $800 David Uhl limited edition print of The Shooter, with gift cards.

David Uhl has donated the limited edition prints to the Sandusky State Theatre as he will be painting live in the Theatre Art Gallery during Ohio Bike Week.  You can also purchase limited edition playing cards with David Uhl design of Fix Er Up!This is the first time David Uhl has ever allowed his works to be used for anything other than a limited edition print, and the Sandusky State Theatre and the Erie County Chamber of Commerce consider it a privilege and an honor to be the first to be given the opportunity.

David Uhl purchased his first bike in 1988 and soon after his pencils and pens reflected his visual passion for the sport. In 1993 he began producing countless bestselling artworks for Harley-Davidson apparel. After several years at the helm of Uhl Studios, an award-winning illustration company, David fulfilled his desire to move into Fine Art. In 1998, he created his first oil painting and, upon taking it to Harley-Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee, he was eagerly welcomed as the first ever licensed oil painter for The Motor Company.

Since then, David has created scores of masterpieces reviving the rich history of this legendary manufacturer. Pouring over the company’s black and white photography archives, he has selected numerous compositions and brought them “back to life” in oil on canvas. His timeless style is perfect for capturing the deep emotions Harley-Davidson evokes and will allow the legacy to live on for generations to come.

Since 1928, The Sandusky State Theatre has operated as a top live entertainment destination for the 75,000 residents of Erie County and the surrounding area. The 1500-seat theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and is the region’s largest performing arts venue. Our mission is to improve the economic vitality and quality of life of the community by offering programs of artistic, cultural and educational value.

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For additional information, contact:
The Sandusky State Theatre
David L. Taylor
Executive Director
dtaylor@sanduskystate.com
Telephone: (419) 626-134

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