By Karl Pratt, executive director
More than 20 artists of all ages will be set up at area businesses this Friday, Aug. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. for the Main Street Arts Council’s annual Main Street Art Walk even in downtown Hoxie.
This year’s roster includes the following (subject to change):
- Lisa Stone, Watercolor & acrylic paintings, Oscar's
- Nancy Wolff, Acrylic pours on wood, canvas and ceramic tiles, 7 Rhodes Beef Co.
- Brianna Glaze, Watercolor & acrylic paintings; woodburn pieces, 7 Rhodes Beef Co.
- Kathy Launchbaugh, Quilted art pattern, H&S Sales & Repair
- Sheridan County Historical Society & Mickey Museum, Pieces from their collection, H&S Sales & Repair
- Sally Cameron, Quilted works, First State Bank
- Robin Delzeit, Balloon Artist, First State Bank
- First State Bank Staff, Wooden bank art project for kids, First State Bank
- Russell Hull, Oil paintings, Equity Bank
- Kristin Johnson, Gourd Art, Equity Bank
- Karl Pratt, Acrylic & watercolor paintings, drawings, Bottle KAP Studios
- Diane Pratt, Varied works, live demonstration, Bottle KAP Studios
- Adleigh Ziegler, Varied works, live demonstration, Bottle KAP Studios
- Regina Baldwin, Varied works, Bottle KAP Studios
- Tatumn Kaiser, Varied works, live demonstration, Bottle KAP Studios
- Rebel Mahieu, Mixed medium paintings & sculptures, Community Impact Center
- Ethan Jay & Corbin Jay & Colby CC Art Students, Face painting; caricatures; encaustic demonstrations, Community Impact Center (outside)
- Donna Eastman Liddle, Watercolor paintings, Cuts Colors & Curls by Jennifer
- Jackie Campbell, Ceramics, Eland Law Office
- Jessica Campbell, Earrings and vinyl art, Eland Law Office
- Hoxie High School Art Students, Face painting & caricatures, Eland Law Office (outside)
- Jesse Franich, Wood Art, Pratt Real Estate
- Ellen Pratt, Hand-knitted items, Pratt Real Estate
- Erica Kinderknecht, Varied works including colored pencil drawings, hand-painted stones & Carousel horse sculptures, The Sheridan Sentinel
In addition to viewing the artwork, which ranges from hand-knitted clothing and quilted items to watercolors, acrylics, ceramics and more, the evening will also feature a variety of activities for all to enjoy, including live music, art demonstrations, face painting, caricature and portrait artists and even balloon art!
New to the activities list this year will be a sidewalk chalk contest in which teams of up to four will recreate a classic artist’s masterpiece (of their choice) in designated squares along Main Street. Teams can register in advance at www.mainstreetartscouncil.com/artwalk or sign up at the event to participate. Participants have from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to complete their masterpieces before they are judged. The winning team will receive a private art lesson with local artist Diane Pratt.
The evening will also include a silent auction to raise scholarship funds for area students to study the arts and music, raffle drawings at the end of the night for those who make it around to all artist exhibits, and delicious food options from Mama Deb’s Cookin’ and Blue Blaze Pizza food trucks which will be set up between Equity Bank and First State Bank.
All MSAC programming is made possible through the financial support of paid members, donations, and grants. To support MSAC in its endeavor to promote the arts, encourage creativity, serve the Arts community, and act as an advocate for the Arts, consider paid membership. Varying levels are available for both individuals and businesses, each offering a multitude of benefits and advertising premiums in acknowledgment of support.
Visit www.mainstreetartscouncil.com/join-us for more information and to join today. For more information, visit www.mainstreetartscouncil.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karl Pratt, executive director, at 785-675-1240.