First Art Walk set for Friday
Star Novak thinks Friday's Art Walk will be a good chance for the Baldwin community to visit with some of the local artists.
"It's a great opportunity for art patrons and the general public to socialize and actually meet with artists and take in a lot of artwork," Novak said. "It's a good chance to meet a creative group of people living here."
Friday's Baldwin Community Arts Council's Art Walk, which is one of four this summer, will run from 7 to 9 p.m. along High Street in downtown Baldwin.
This is the eighth year for the free annual summer outdoor art show, which features a variety of art by local and area artists. This year's Art Walks will be on the third Friday of each month from June through September.
Artists that will have a variety of artwork on display Friday will be Phyliss Nelson, Mary Mitchell, Kay McCune, T.J. Harrison and Sandy Cardens.
Art will be on display along the sidewalk on High Street as well as in Espress Yourself, Discoveries and the Signal office.
A new addition to the Art Walk this year, Novak said, is the display of artwork at The Collective, 215 N. Sixth St. The Collective will be open during the Art Walk and the public is invited to see artwork by Nelson, Cardens, Tracey Townsley, Forrest Waltman, Caroline Tanner, Laura Morford and Christy Carlisle.
The Art Walk doesn't just have to be about viewing, Novak said.
"People can gaze, they can buy," she said. "They can even commission an artist for specific pieces."
Friday's Art Walk will also feature music by local harpist Patricia Dillard.
"She has participated in arts council functions before," Novak said. "She's a very accomplished young lady. We are very pleased she will be playing for us."
Novak said she knows many people look forward to Art Walk, and she encouraged everyone to attend.
"Even if you've been to the Art Walk in the past, I guarantee you'll see something new," she said.
"This is a good opportunity to socialize and meet some of the wonderful artists," she said. "There will be music and artwork. It will be a wonderful evening."