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Saturday’s high is 87 degrees. On October 7. Yes, you read that. You know what that means? It’s a perfect day for a walk. Specifically, the Art Walk in downtown Beaver, where over 32 businesses are taking part in this one-time-a-year event. Here’s how it works. The businesses in downtown Beaver partner with local artists, giving them a chance to showcase their talents. That’s what we call a “win-win” for everyone involved, thanks to the Beaver Area Chamber of Commerce, who organizes the event.
Here are the major details. From 10 am until 4 pm, the Art Walk will officially be “open.” At Third Street and College Avenue, you can enjoy live music. From 10 am until 12 pm, Steven Rubinosky will jam out, 12 pm until 2 pm is John Wiatrak, and from 2 pm until 4 pm The Maybrayz rock out. Also from 10 am until 12 pm, Jon and Natasha will play in the borough building.
With 32 businesses participating, there will be something for everyone, starting with Don’s Deli, where you can have a caricature drawn by artist Valerie Turkovich. You can stop by Artsy Doodle and take part in their pumpkin painting contest. Suzanne Gibson, owner of River’s Edge Art Gallery, will be at Philly’s Original. Courtney-Laughlin Frame Studio and Galley will feature artist Linda Barnicott of Pittsburgh. Barnicott is a regular at Market Square’s “Winter Market” during the Christmas season. Her images are reproduced on Wendell August Forge items. Her series, “Jolly Ole Elf” has been extremely popular over the years, and she just completed her newest, “Santa and the Greatest Gift.” Courtney Laughlin will have the framed original. Prints will be available, and Santa even makes an appearance from 11 am until 3 pm.
Tami Mignanelli, a ceramic artist who works with clay and pottery, will be stationed at Two Rivers Olive Oil. She will have a table-top pottery wheel where spectators can try their hand at molding their own creation. Miganelly will also have some ceramic pieces, olive oil bottles, and dipping dishes for sell. This will surely be one of the most “hands on” demos of the day!
Kathy Courtney, one of the event organizers, said, “This is the second year for the Art Walk. The event was successful last year and this year participation has more than doubled. The artwork is varied. We have jewelry, engraving, pottery, sculpture, needle art, wood working, fabric art, photography and works of art on paper and canvas. Everyone is looking forward to the event. It promises to be a fun time for artists, businesses and visitors.”
For a list of all of the other businesses and artists participating in the Art Walk, check out the map below! This will surely be a great day to support local artists in small businesses in downtown Beaver.