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Support local artists during Art Walk 2022

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Mark your calendars for the 10th annual Art Walk on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Crawfordsville.

The Art Walk is sponsored by the Art League of Montgomery County and will feature artwork by 32 artists at 33 locations. Part of the artwork can be found in windows of local businesses on Washington, Main, Green and Market streets. Additional artwork can be viewed in the Crawfordsville District Public Library, Carnegie Museum, Green Street Gallery, Athens Arts, the Post Office and Rainbows and Rhymes Preschool. Maps citing the locations of artwork and short artists’ statements can be found in various businesses displaying art. On Saturday, red balloons will alert visitors to locations of artwork. Most artwork will remain in windows for at least one week.

The Art Walk supports local artists who want others to enjoy their art. A wide variety of art will be on display, including watercolor, oils, pottery, photography, mixed media, acrylic, sculpture, furniture and 3D-pinstriped panels. Local artists who have work on display include Kenn Clark, Jerry Smith, Alice Harpel, Karen Patton, Leslie Warren, Carol Baird, Judith Smith, Stacie Cook, Kathy Steele, Rick Pack, Brianne Pack, Linda Weaver, Brad Weaver, Daryl Fry, Don Gould, Mary Lou Dawald, Will Bernhardt, Beata Steiner, Elli Jeffries, Keller Reed-Wilkinson, Tom Slack, Dennis Furr, Toni Ridgway-Woodall, Rebecca Bailey and Martha Lee Boots.

Make sure you stop by the new Athens Arts Gallery at 216 E. Main St. to see works by the feature artist, Steven Reaz as well as the member and visiting artists. The Green Street Gallery will be open to view a collection of Jerry Smith’s artwork.

While you are downtown, take some time to study the sculpture at the War Memorial at the corner of Washington and Main streets. View the downtown murals by artists Jenna Morello, Frank Weathers Long and Ann Stanley and Hoover Elementary students within walking distance from the courthouse and the Peace Pole at Pike Plaza. As you will see, you will be surrounded by art.

Local pen and ink artist John Oilar will be sketching portraits for a small fee on Saturday. The League of Women Voters will showcase the “art of being an active citizen” by a display of informative literature as well as washable tattoos for the younger crowd to share in an art experience.

Join in the fun and enjoy a day filled with art, stop by a local restaurant to have lunch or dinner, and shop in our wonderful downtown stores.

If you are unable to view the artwork Saturday, the artwork will remain in the windows for at least one week. Make it a point to stroll around our beautiful downtown, enjoy the festive flowers, and appreciate the talent of local artists.

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