Carthage’s love for art will be evident Friday evening when the Square comes to life with the next Historic Art Walk.
Nineteen local artists will have various works on display in eight locations in the downtown area, there will be live music, and several places where art lovers can also enjoy a glass of wine. An exciting addition to this Art Walk will be the Kumpania Bromiah dancers who will be performing their gypsy-style belly dancing outdoors – weather permitting.
Another highlight of the Art Walk: the “Yarn Bombing!” For those feeling artistic, attendees are encouraged to take part in the “Yarn Bomb” all around the Square. Young students from artCentral’s artCamp will have begun the “bombing” this evening (Thursday), and hope to continue the event at the Art Walk. Participants are encouraged to bring yarn from home, be careful not to cover city safety signs or private property, and have a ball.
To see the students’ work from the two-week camp at Hyde House, visit the Courthouse where many students’ art will be on display. Inside the Courthouse, also, there will be painting raffle for the Powers Museum.
“I can’t think of anywhere on the Square where you’ll go wrong,” said Wendi Douglas, executive director for the Carthage Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. “The artists are amazing, and if nothing else, come out and support your hometown Square.”
Four Hispanic restaurants, Mother Road Coffee, Rumor Has It, the Carthage Deli and the Big Weiner will all be open for this evening event.
The featured artist, Dale Auguston, will be in UMB Bank, performing live music with his wife on the harp. Other venues for live music will be Kip Smith Reality and the Koka Art Gallery.