Fenton 2014 ArtWalk

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4th Annual Fenton ArtWalk Attracts Community Volunteer Spirit

 

EVENT: 2014 Fenton ArtWalk
DATE: This Saturday, July 12, ArtWalk 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., After Glow 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Downtown Fenton MI
ADMISSION: FREE admission, FREE entertainment

Mark your calendar to attend the 4th Annual Fenton ArtWalk on Saturday, July 12th 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Fenton and stay in town for even more fun at the After Glow from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Fenton ArtWalk will be held back to back with the 13th annual Bastille Day Race hosted by The Laundry from 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Fenton ArtWalk, a delightful community event celebrating arts and culture, grows every year, and this year is no exception. It's overflowing with creative energy and community support and many artful volunteers!

ArtWalk will run from The Laundry at the corner of Shiawassee and Adelaide in Dibbleville, then north on Leroy to the Biggby Coffee and Kimberly Kay Furniture near The Fenton Hotel.

The kids will absolutely love the FREE face painting at Pipsqueak Boutique on Adelaide and festive FREE balloon art at St. Jude's Episcopal Church on Elizabeth. Be sure to stop in at Edward Jones, on Mill Street, welcoming back the Fenton ArtWalk with fabulous fun in store. They will give FREE smoothies to the first 100 guests served from the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Tiki Bar, along live music and hands-on art project. Stop by Billmeier Camera and place your vote at the Billmeier Photography competition, and remember to vote for your favorite storefront window decor on the City of Fenton Facebook page.

Live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family will be featured throughout the event. Biggby Coffee will host storytelling. A Joyful Noise will present Kids Rock at the State Bank stage, with Cedar & Reed, FIRE, and The Heard. The Sundowners and Fenton Community Orchestra will perform at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center outdoor stage. The strolling Sweet Adelines chorus will sing a cappella and the “Living Art” program of Corunna High School Art Club living statues will appear around town for added enjoyment. Michael Kassel will be back to play ukulele at Crust and the Boy's & Girl's Club of Greater Flint Steel Band will play the steel drums at Vek's Garage, filling the air with festive summertime ambiance. The Fenton Village Players will feature characters from "Shrek" downtown and Fairytale skits at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center. Fenton Films presents "Fenton Cinema" with FREE popcorn inside City Hall.

The Fenton Jack R. Winegarden Library has opened its doors to ArtWalk again this year. Kids K-12 are invited to submit matted mixed media artwork to the Library with name, grade & title of piece by July 9th to be displayed in the Children's Center. And during ArtWalk on the 12th, kids of all ages can create a rainbow collage at the Library. The Fenton United Methodist Church will also host a craft table for the kids, Be a Part of the Art- Iconic Art Photo Opps., the Artzy Shoe Prize Exhibit and refreshments. 

Over 50 talented artists are scheduled to participate and will display and sell their art in unique storefront venues. In addition to local Fenton artists, the ArtWalk has attracted fine artists from across the region. Visitors can enjoy strolling through town, and stopping in 31 different businesses and community locations to see and shop everything from paintings and photography to sculpture, jewelry, literature and more!

Stop by the Info booth and take a map to enhance your cultural experience with a walking tour of the public art sculptures downtown.

The Lakes Area Visual Artists will return to show artwork and host kids art projects at the Fenton Community and Cultural Center on Leroy, and have coordinated the fun art competitions and a spectacular After Glow celebration to enhance Fenton ArtWalk. Beginning at 4pm the fun continues with music, art competition awards presentations, food artistry, and ice sculptures, all leading up to an amazing Chef Throw Down at 6pm featuring; Fenton Fire Hall, Sweet Variations, Crust, and The Laundry!

For more information on the Fenton ArtWalk, like Fenton on Facebook.com/FentonMichigan or follow Fenton on Twitter.com/DowntownFenton Twitter.com/FentonArtWalk #FentonArtWalk.

 

4th Annual Fenton ArtWalk Date Set for Saturday July 12

 
What is Fenton ArtWalk?

Fenton Artwalk is a community event celebrating the arts and showcasing local and regional artists. Artists will display their work inside participating businesses and at local organizations. Visitors can circulate through the storefronts to see and shop for artwork.

This year's Fenton ArtWalk will be held in conjunction with The Laundry’s Bastille Day 5K Run/Walk and 15K Run on Saturday July 12 with 1200 people expected to attend.

The Fenton ArtWalk will run 11am - 4pm, and will be located in Downtown Fenton, at Leroy, from Shiawassee to the Fenton Hotel.

Join all of your friends and neighbors for a FREE family friendly event that embraces the arts. Everyone is welcome!
  • Begin the fun at the ArtWalk information booth to receive event information, (as well as at participating merchants).
  • Enter to win a prize at various participating merchants.
Enjoy music, community, culture and fun all day long!

• Artists Exhibit
• Artzy Shoe Prize Competition
• Live Entertainment / Live Sculptures
• Fenton Lakes Chorus
• Fenton Village Players
• Family Fun Activities
• Shopping & Dining
• Fenton Films
• Ice Sculpture & Food Artistry
• Chef Throwdown Dessert Competition
• Billmeier Food Photography Competition
• Storytelling
• After Glow 4pm - 9:30pm

Last year's ArtWalk 2013 attracted local artists as well as artists from all over the region... Learn more here.

Fine Artists interested in participating in Fenton ArtWalk 2014 on Saturday, July 12th 2014, download application here

Downtown Merchants interested in hosting artists for Fenton ArtWalk 2014 Saturday, July 12, download signup form here


 

Family Fun Arts Celebration

 




Download Artzy Shoe Prize Entry Form Here



Artzy Shoe Prize Submission & Drop Off July 11, 4pm - 7pm
Fenton United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 119 S Leroy St, Fenton

Prize Presentation July 12, 4pm

Artzy Shoes Pick Up July 12, 4:30pm 5:30pm

Create a piece of art with one real shoe.
Use of found objects, any artist medium and organic materials are acceptable.

Ideas for themes can be Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Art or Literary Arts

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes will be given to Age Groups:
1-7, 8-14, 15-18, 19-54, 55+
Businesses are encouraged to submit One Artzy Shoe
1st Place Winners for each group will receive $100 & their Artzy Shoe will be displayed throughout Fenton.
2nd & 3rd Place Winners will receive a Prize.

For more info visit www.LakesAreaArtsCouncil.org
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