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Art Walk finale is set for Friday

September 15, 2005

It's that time again. It's Cuppa Java night for the season finale of the Baldwin Community Arts Council's popular Art Walk Friday.

The fixture in downtown Baldwin City will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. all along the 700 block of High Street. There will be something for everyone, as usual.

"Cuppa Java is the last of our Art Walks," said Christy Carlisle, BCAC president. "This one is a fund raiser for the Baldwin Community Arts Council. It helps sponsor scholarships, youth and senior programs and helps fund the musicians for Art Walks.

"It's been an honor to have all the artists and musicians that have participated this year," she said.

But what makes Cuppa Java so special? It's many things, but most notably the hand-made coffee mugs that are available and all that goes with them.

"For a $7 contribution, not only will you get a hand-made mug, but a cup of coffee and a great home-made treat made by our local bakers," said Carlisle. "The weather should be great, so come on out."

The baked goods include cookies, brownies and other assorted pastries. They are always a crowd favorite, along with the mug of coffee. Members of the BCAC have made the mugs.

"They has been a group of us who have made these mugs," she said. "We have turned it into a party and anyone who would like to join in are welcome to next year."

This year, for the first time, the mug-making party was in a new locale, which ties in even more with the art community.

"The Lumberyard Arts Center graciously let us glaze and kiln in the lumberyard this year," said Carlisle. "It was very nice to have that there and we look forward to continuing classes in there as it develops."

Various local and regional artists will be displaying their wares along High Street and another crowd favorite will be on hand to provide the music for Cuppa Java -- Free Lunch.

"We've got a saying -- good sights, good sounds, good company all describe Art Walk Cuppa Java," she said. "And, of course, our artists will be there. It's not too late to participate."

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