Thursday, July 02, 2009

July 4th ARTS CELEBRATION & COMMUNITY PICNIC

July 4th ARTS CELEBRATION & COMMUNITY PICNIC
10 am - 5 pm in Bicentennial Park (on East Park Drive behind the Athens city pool)

Here is the list of artists that are participating -
Amanda Buchanan - glass
Beth Graham - jewelry
Don & Lori Hibbard - wood
Dave & Janet Gustafson - glass
Laurie Vancouver - pottery
Rene Olson - pottery
Carolyn Khurshid - soaps/lotions (demonstrating)
Teresa Bailey - wood
Louise Goebel - fiber arts (demonstrating)
Carmen Schultz - pottery
Jennifer Krisch - jewelry
Mike West - wood
Rick Crooks - metal
Jerry Swank - leather (demonstrating)
Susan Abramovitz - pottery
Kelly Lawrence - ceramic sculpture
Megan Almeida-Featheringham - fiber arts (demonstrating)
Judy Well - jewelry

Artist/craftspeople are selling their work and/or demonstrating and there will be a silent art auction which includes many pieces of art and much more. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association in the name of Marianna Mitchell, one of our members who recently passed away.

Miscellaneous vendors:
Ben Molina - balloon animals & hats
Kate Enger - juggler
Jeanette Ammon - massage
Patty Crooks - face painter
Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival - baked goods

Kid's activities:
make-n-take arts & crafts
games

Food vendors:
Kiser's BBQ Shack
Ali Baba's
Larry's Dog House Ice Cream truck is expected to stop by

Music performances:
Leah Nairn 10:30 - 11:30
Bruce & Gay Dalzell 11:30 - 12:30
Boys of the Hock 12:30 - 1:30
Casts of ABC Players' production of "Quilters" 1:30 - 2 & OVST's production of "Oliver" 2 - 2:30
Amethystone 2:30 - 3:30
Charlie & Celia Lewis 3:30 - 4:30
Musicians will be selling their CDs and OVST will have a drawing for tickets to "Oliver".

Sponsors:
ALPACA (Athens Local Professional Artist & Craftsman Association)
Athens Community Arts, Parks & Recreation
Charlie & Celia Lewis (www.charlieandcelia.com)
AMAC (Athens Municipal Arts Commission)

We are hoping to bring back the tradition of the community picnic in Athens on the 4th of July with this event. There will be tables and chairs for eating but also plenty of room for throwing a blanket on the ground under the trees for a picnic. The food vendors will have plenty of food and beverage choices but, if you prefer, you can bring your own grill to prepare your own meal. Please, no smoking, no alcohol and no glass containers.