Art walk to be about community
Once again, it's community time for the Baldwin Arts Council's monthly Art Walk.
Friday's version will again have two July mainstays -- an ice cream social and the community band. Of course, there will be plenty of art on display downtown, too, when Art Walk starts at 7 p.m.
"This is one where it's community time," said Christy Carlisle, BCAC president. "We hope to see everyone come out."
Along with the art display, the ice cream will also be served starting at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Hardware is again donating the ice cream. It will be served between the lumberyard building and the post office once again.
That's also where the band will be performing. But, Will Cooper, who leads the Community Band, has a twist this year.
"We're going to have a Dixieland Band," said Cooper, music teacher at Baldwin High School. "We'll start at 7:30 and probably play 45 minutes to an hour.
"It will feature some local people, some from Ottawa and surrounding communities," he said. "We just have a good time. The people just like to come out, set in the shade and have fun."
Once again, the BCAC will have some money on the line for both artists and participants.
"We're still going to have drawings for the people's choice award and the drawing for $50 worth of art," said Carlisle.
Last month, artist Caroline Tanner won the people's choice award and Terry McKinney won the drawing for $50 worth of art.
The Art Walk, featuring numerous local and area artists, will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Baldwin.