“This Thing Called Life” by Debi West

The first in a year-long series of events celebrating Art League’s 50th Anniversary, the annual Member Show, “Anything Goes!,” officially kicks off the year in celebration of Art League’s artists and the depth and breadth of their best work.

The exhibit runs Jan. 4-29 at the gallery. All artworks will be on display and for sale.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 12. All attendees at the reception will be invited to vote for their favorite art pieces on exhibit, with awards going to First, Second and Third places.

A champagne toast officially ringing in the 50th Anniversary year will take place at 6 p.m., followed by the announcing of the People’s Choice awards and exciting door prizes.

Truly anything goes at this exhibit: any media, size, shape, form or subject. From 2D art in painting, pencils, and photography to jewelry, glass, wood and other 3D forms, exhibiting artists challenge themselves to create their most informed work – a bringing together of new techniques and ideas into the new year.

“This year’s ‘Anything Goes!’ show will be a special one,” said Kristen McIntosh, general manager. “Not only will we showcase our members’ creative achievements but also begin to celebrate and commemorate a milestone year in Art League’s history.”

The public is also invited to attend free artist demonstrations and talks at the gallery throughout the month, featuring member artists.

Art League Gallery is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance.

Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

For more information, visit artleaguehhi.org or call 843-681-5060.