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
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