The April 27 14 South Artists, Inc. Spring into Fine Arts will feature pieces from two Verona artists.

Jillian Cori Lippert, 14 South Artists, Inc. chair of fine arts and an artist from Oregon, said she and 42 other artists will showcase their art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Madison Masonic Center.

Residents Becky Schmidt and Shirley Duerst will be there to showcase their watercolor paintings and seed bead woven jewelry, respectively, according to a 14 South Artists, Inc. news release.

The one-day event, benefitting Three Gaits, Inc. Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, 3741 Hwy. 138, Stoughton, will feature 43 “highly skilled” artists in a “variety of mediums,” according to the news release. The public is invited to the free event to view and purchase the pieces.

“Any art fair will always strive to have a diverse set of mediums to appeal to a number of different people,” Cori Lippert told the Press.

Attendees are encouraged to donate to the Three Gaits, Inc, with donations of any amount accepted upon entry. The organization provides equine-assisted therapy to “enhance the lives of people with physical, emotional and intellectual challenges,” the release states.

Ten gift certificates will be drawn randomly throughout the event. The certificate will entitle the winner to a $25 discount toward the purchase of art that day, or at future 14 South events.

Free parking will be available at the Masonic Center in the parking lot off East Johnson Streets and on surrounding streets. Paid parking is available at the Dayton/Pinckney and State Street Capitol parking ramps.

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– Scott Girard contributed to this story.