Archive for Thursday, September 20, 2007

Changes in store for Cuppa Java

September 20, 2007

Baldwin Community Arts Council's Art Walk wraps up Friday with its usual Cuppa Java, but its location and time has changed.

The annual Art Walk finale will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. It will take place in front of the Baldwin City Public Library at Seventh and High streets. Always in the past, Art Walks have been along High Street.

The change in time is to correlate with the fountain presentation that runs from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Eighth and High streets. The community is dedicating the fountain to Baker University to mark its 150th anniversary. Another reason for the time change is to allow community members a chance to attend the Baldwin High School football game at 7 p.m. at Liston Stadium. Also a factor was it is getting darker earlier.

The location change was made to avoid the Downtown Streetscape Project, which is taking up the north side of High Street.

"The construction is the main reason we moved to the library," said Kim Farrell, BCAC board member. "We don't want anyone getting hurt."

Despite the changes, the Cuppa Java will have its usual coffee mugs, baked treats, local artists and drawings for $50 for the favorite artist and patron that wins the raffle.

There will be a separate raffle Friday for two season tickets to Baker University's Artist and Lecture Series. The tickets will cost $1 each and the winner will receive two tickets for each of the five remaining events at Baker. Susan Buehler, Baker University assistant professor of music, donated the tickets.

A quilt raffle will take place inside Stephen's Real Estate Friday, also. There will be baked goods at the Art Walk, too.

If it rains Friday, the Art Walk will be moved into the Lumberyard Arts Center. The entry to the Lumberyard will be in the alley behind the building.

"We are looking forward to Friday," Farrell said. "Hopefully, it will be cooler outside."

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