Nearly 20 local artists feature work in the Artsy Fish and Aquarium exhibit, which opened as part of the First Friday events last weekend in Vevay.

The show, located at the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 128 W. Main St., fills an empty cabinet in the Visitors Center exhibit room. Switzerland County Tourism interim director Anita Danner requested that the space of a former store, Little Swiss, be filled with something for the community. Ideas led to the revolving art exhibits that will are planned for each month, which begins with a exhibition of fish and aquatic creatures. The art creations will be on display through the end of the month, Jenna South with Switzerland County Tourism said.

"We're going to try to get something different in there each month," South said, noting a gingerbread house exhibit is planned for December.

Local artist Ann Farnsley, who is acting as the "aquarium curator" for the exhibit, asked other area artists to create "artsy fish" to swim, hang or set in the glass case to complement an exhibit of river art and driftwood featured in the space.

Participating artists include: Donna Paige Baker, Joyce and Ken Benbow, Wanda Benzing, Martha Bladen, Rosemary Bovard, Tony Catanzaro, Mary Christiani, Jay Davidson, Ann Farnsley, Debbie Foster, Nancy Martin, Marty McGraw, Matthew Nightingale, Meredith Luhrs, Rick Starker, Emma Sullivan, Della Swincher and Carolyn Wainscott.

Artists were encouraged to create their works with bright colors, glitter and other reflective surfaces as the display is lit to show the different species of aquatic life in the exhibit, a news release said.

While the works are available for sale, the pieces will remain on display for the entire month at the Visitors Center. Interested buyers for the pieces should contact the artists directly. Prices range from $10 to $150 for each piece, South said.

Works featured in the Artsy Fish and Aquarium Show will continually change with new works brought in for the show throughout the month.

For more information call the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (812) 427-3237.