NORTH CREEK - Main Street in North Creek will transform and take the shape of an art museum the evening of Thursday, May 20 as various artists will be showcased in local businesses as part of North Creek's first art walk of the debut 2010 series. The walks will continue on the third Thursday of every month through Sept. from 5 - 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of artists and mediums.
Spearheaded by North Creek Depot Museum Director, Michelle San Antonio, the event is designed to draw attention to not only the featured artists, but also the businesses of North Creek.
"This is an exciting new event," she said. "We hope that it draws people out on to the streets of North Creek."
San Antonio developed the idea from similar shows that she has attended throughout the Northeast.
"Art walks are great at highlighting both art and space," she said. "It's a fun way to experience both.
Businesses and artists
participating May 20 include:
• Merriam Insurance Agency showing photographs of Ed and Terry Wyant
• Cafe Sarah showing photographs of Elise and Woody Widlund
• Andie's Restaurant showing photographs of Dave Braley
• Alpine Lodge showing watercolors of Frances Gaffney
• Copperfield Inn showing quilts of Allen Girvin
• Pete's Aah and Poiema & the Vault showing student art
• Town of Johnsburg Library showing works of The Johnsburg Fine Arts Group
• Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond showing mixed media of Sarah Pearsall
• Rustic Homestead showing watercolors of Jan Palmer
• Owens House showing book art of Robert Walp
• Common Roots showing Adirondack furniture of Rob Thul
• barVino showing photography of Anna Bowers
• Hudson River Trading Company, Christine's Salon and Oasis will also be participating.
Anna Bowers, both a business owner and artist in North Creek acknowledged the potential success of this event.
"We want to attract as much attention as possible so that it is successful and can happen for years to come," she said. "It's a really great way to get people walking down Main Street and into the local businesses."
Look for balloons designating participating businesses on Main Street in North Creek. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to come out and experience the new and unique event on the evening of May 20.