Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2005

Art Walk ready to roll on Friday

August 18, 2005

Art and music will again invade downtown when the Baldwin Community Arts Council puts on its August Art Walk. It will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

"We're looking forward to it," said Christy Carlisle, BCAC president. "There should be a lot of good art work. We have a lot of younger members joining us."

Art work is displayed along the sidewalks in downtown Baldwin. A couple of groups will also be on hand.

"I'm glad that the Maple Leaf Quilt Guild will be here and the Ottawa Art Guild will be here, too," said Carlisle.

Also high on the list of Art Walk events is music. This week, it will be "Route 56," a favorite of Baldwin City.

"They are fantastic," she said.

Another August standard for the BCAC is a demonstration involving pottery, which is the start of production for the annual Art Walk finale in September, Cuppa Java.

"There will be a few of us demonstrating throwing on the (potter's) wheel this time," said Carlisle.

Artists and participants will also again be eligible to win $50 prizes. Those go to the crowd's favorite artist on display which is determined by voting. The patron award goes to someone in attendance which is $50 toward the purchase of art.

Don't worry about the forecasted heat Friday, either.

"Don't let the weather deter you," she said. "The lumberyard will be open to keep everyone cool. Artists can line up in there to get out of the heat if needed."

The BCAC Art Walks have been a part of Baldwin's summers for years. They are the third Friday of every month, starting in June and lasting through September.

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