Why should kids have all the fun? This year the festival will fill the circle plazas in the middle North area of Central Park with interactive art play for anyone who would like to try their hand at making things. Adults wanted!
Ella Rhoades brings her community art glass mosaic project to the festival and invites us to place a few tiles. These mosaics will be inserted onto one side of waste receptacles in downtown when they’re all completed. See more about her project in this 7/19 Gazette Times article.
Sonja Ruyts is helping revive yarn arts in our area with her beautiful shop Stash. She will help new knitters and crocheters learn the basics. The Drawing Board’s Mike Weiner will have canvases ready for people to paint and he’ll encourage us to be brave and Just Do It. Justin Herrling from NWLocal Treasures will demo glass blowing/lamp working. It’s mesmerizing.
These art businesses are helping re-energize downtown and we’re happy they are willing to come share their creativity with us.