Music to highlight Friday’s Art Walk opener
Good music and no downtown construction should help kick off Baldwin Community Arts Council's first Art Walk of the summer Friday night.
At 7 p.m., the first of four monthly events begins in downtown Baldwin City. The first installment will feature loads of art and music by Alonzo Beardsheer and Gloria Roach.
"The BCAC is happy to be having the first art walk downtown this Friday," said Kathy Dorsey, BCAC president. "We are especially pleased that Alonzo Beardsheer and Gloria Roach are going to perform. We welcome all artists that would like to come and participate. If you have never participated before now is your chance to try it."
The downtown streetscape project was originally supposed to start construction Monday, but will not begin until next Monday. That avoids any problems with the summer's first Art Walk.
Once again there will be a drawing for one artist and one visitor Friday.
"We are going to continue the practice of selecting a 'patron favorite' artist who will be awarded $50," Dorsey said. "We will also draw the name of the lucky patron and they can purchase $50 worth of art from any of the artists present."
After the Art Walk ends at 9 p.m., there will be a film shown downtown. The Planes, Trains and Automobiles event will be showing "American Graffiti" at 9 p.m. in the green area between the post office and the Lumberyard Arts Center Project.
There will be an Art Walk on the third Friday of every month through September. The final event will be the Cuppa Java on Sept. 21.