Antique bikes, carriage rides, music part of Friday Art Walk
Art might be the main attraction, but there is definitely more to see Friday than just art.
The second Baldwin Community Arts Council Art Walk of the season will be downtown from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and will feature not only art work from local artists, but music, carriage rides and bicycles as well.
As usual, local artists will have their art work on display along the 700 block of High Street, ranging in variety from watercolors, photography and pottery.
Star Novak, Art Walk coordinator, said a new artist will be featured in Discoveries, 719 Eighth St., during the Art Walk. Silversmith Catherine Maziere from Santa Fe, N.M., will have her sterling silver jewelry on display in the local business.
"We are real excited about her presence at the Art Walk," Novak said.
A local band will be on hand Friday to perform for those attending the Art Walk. Newly formed Hail Bop, featuring Nate Deel, Bryan Gordon, Gailan Mackie and Wes Richardson, will be making its debut at the corner of Eighth and High streets.
"It's their first public performance," Novak said. "We're really excited to showcase local talent."
Making a return trip to the Art Walk will be the horse and carriage from Wellsville's Dunns' Landing. Carriage rides will be available throughout the night.
Something out of the ordinary Friday will be the Kansas Wheelmen, a bicycle club featuring 19th-century bicycles. Sandy Cardens, Chamber of Commerce office manager, said the club will be in town as part of the 37th annual meet of the Wheelmen. Club members will have their bicycles on display Friday night, before taking them to Lawrence Saturday for the 11 a.m. downtown parade.
"That will make for an interesting evening," Novak said.
The July Art Walk is usually reserved for the community band and ice cream social, but Novak said that has been postponed until the August Art Walk.
"There were just some scheduling conflicts with the community band," she said. "But we're excited to have them on the schedule for August."
September's Art Walk will feature the annual Cuppa Java night, which includes homemade dessert, and a cup of coffee in a handmade ceramic mug.
Novak encouraged community members to attend Friday's event and participate in the variety of activities.
"Even though the community band and ice cream social won't be offered in July, we hope people still come downtown to enjoy the art work and all the Art Walk has to offer," she said.