The Owosso Mainstreet/DDA and Shiawassee County Convention & Visitors Bureau invite you to the Annual ArtWalk Owosso, sponsored by LAFCU Credit Union. The event will be held throughout the Downtown area on Friday September 11, 2015 from 4-8pm.
Our downtown area will host over 40 artists as this event continues to grow. Musicians will be found around every turn and food and drink specials will be offered in our local restaurants. The Main Street Plaza, located on the corner of Washington and Main (M-21) Street will be the starting point for the event. Complete event maps will be available here and at participating locations. The plaza itself will feature artists, musicians, sidewalk chalk art, balloon sculptures, a silhouette artist and a craft coffee experience by Foster Coffee Company.
We are happy to announce this year's featured artists, their medium and locations: Alaina Kraus-photography & jewelry-Springrove Variety, Becky Barrett-staff artists-textiles-Becky's Sewing & Alterations, Bethany Stockton-handmade jewelry-Abiding in the Vine, Charles Johansson-watercolors- Hankerds Sportswear, Cody Von Dietz-Graphic, Charcoal, Ink & Acrylic-Courtside Café, Connie Simon-photography-Owosso Eye Care, Corunna Living Statues-living art-throughout downtown, Dana Killian-gemstone jewelry-Nail Boutique, David-Lorne Photographic-photography-Jordan Art Gallery, Devon Hill-Oil on canvas-Norm Henry Shoes, Featured artists at Curwood Castle-various mediums, 39 featured artists at Shiawassee Art Center, Foster Coffee-craft coffee-Main Street Plaza, Shiawassee Artist Guild-various mediums-First Congregational Church, Jill Doederlein-clay jewelry, mosaic tiles, scarfs- Apple Tree Lane, Jordan Moore-mixed media, Dollar Daze, Judy Sink-teddy bears & fabric-Smith & Voss, Justin Rudolph-compressed/vine charcoal-Shiawassee Martial Arts Center, Kristie Taphouse-pen & paper comic books-Funny Pages Hobbies, Marilyn Garrison-silhouettes-Main Street Plaza, Mark Dehetre-clay pottery & sculptures, Mark Green-watercolor & photography-Healthfirst Pharmacy, Megan Patten, handmade jewelry- Stretch, Melissa Wardwell-author-Owosso Books & More, Michael Paine Photography photo booth, Mid-Michigan Woodcarvers-wood carving-First Congregational Church, Molly Rajski-handmade glass lovelies-Owosso Floral, Regina Moskal-watercolor, acrylics, pencil, ink-J's Tux & Bridal, Staff musicians-Owosso Guitar, Steve Wood-Painting portraits, airbrush on canvas-Main Street Plaza, Terrance Skok-Michigan Driftwood, and stones-Lounge Barbershop, Thomas Hankerd-Pen & Ink, Hankerd Sportswear, Thomas Newman-Indian motif wood art-Main Street Plaza, Thomas Pierson Jr.- metal, copper, stained glass-Gilberts Do it Best, Tom Tomasek-pastels-Cerveny Jewelers, Painting at Crimson Tatoo, and Work of Richard Harsh-various mediums-Kori Shook Century 21 Looking Glass.
The following musicians will be entertaining ArtWalk visitors with various types of music; Daniel Harrow, Doug Cornell (Dirt Surfers), Ethan Lewis, Green River Company (Logan & Gavin Trevorrow, Connor Spring & Brandon Perry), Jeff Deason, There & Back Again (Jim Staff, Pat Carmody, Ken Taylor and Jason S), Ragtime Jazz (Quinn Barcus), Nick Faber and Jen & Juice
Additional ArtWalk highlights include new additions; ArtBike, which features unique, decorated bikes throughout Downtown Owosso and Westown and an Artisan Row located on the 200 block of West Exchange (same location as Downtown Owosso's Farmers Market).
Back by popular demand is the Free Photo Booth offered by Michael Paine Photography. Bring in the family for fun group photos!
First Congregational Church will be offering a special Homemade Chicken Van Gogh dinner, 5-7:30pm, Adults $8, kids 5 and under $5.
Curwood Castle Park features the Owosso Wall of History and The Shiawassee Arts Center (SAC). SAC will be displaying and selling the multi-media artwork of 39 mid-Michigan artists. Visit the Frederick Frieseke Gallery displaying originals and prints of the Owosso-born and internationally famous impressionist painter. Light refreshments and music will be offered on the open-air Cottonwood Terrace. Enjoy a live demonstration by Flushing Botanical Artist, Barbara Holmer.
ArtWalk Owosso is a unique celebration of local and regional art and downtown businesses and attractions. The collaboration of artists and merchants along with the art and architecture of our beautiful downtown promises to make a great evening of conversations, discovery, happy taste buds and pride for the community we call home.
For more information you may call 989-494-3344. They also have brochures available at the above number.
This was printed in the September 6, 2015 - September 19, 2015 edition.