Artists, collectors, and families can expect an impressive evening of art and music, as the charming streets of Bowling Green come alive for the 2014 Sunset Art Walk.
The Bowling Green Arts Commission is sponsoring the Art Walk to take place Thursday, June 19 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Numerous artists will be displaying, creating, and selling their art.
The Art Walk is an opportunity for new artists to gain exposure, for seasoned artists to sell their work, and for patrons to support the local art community by attending the event.
The business district of Bowling Green will be transformed into an outdoor museum of sorts, with art being displayed along Main Street and Milford Street. The soothing sounds of jazz by musicians Jay Johnson & Friends will bellow from the entrance of The Bowling Bean. Just around the corner, folks will hear the angelic music of harpist, Carolyn Murdock at The Classic Cottage.
Art lovers will be intrigued by the completed works of participating artists; however, their visual senses will be further stimulated as some artists turn blank canvases into colorful creations right before their eyes.
All interested artists are encouraged to sign up before the registration deadline on June 7.
The Bowling Green Arts Commission will provide and set up four 4-by-8 panels of latticework for each participating artist to use to display their work. These panels are for hanging two-dimensional art. Artists are also welcome to provide their own support panels if desired. Those who wish to display sculptures or three-dimensional art will need to provide display tables.
Artists are required to remit a non-refundable registration fee of $30 to the Town of Bowling Green. In case of inclement weather, the art event will be rescheduled for the following evening.
Registration forms are available at the Bowling Green Town Hall business offices or by visiting www.bowlinggreenartscomm.org.
The Bowling Green Arts Commission (BGAC) was formed in July 2007 to foster art appreciation and experience in the historic town of Bowling Green and its surrounding Caroline County, Virginia. The BGAC has thrived due to its emphasis on utilizing the inspiration and skills of its members, who arrive with a variety of artistic backgrounds and specializations. While the initial focus was on the visual arts, including painting, sketching, sculpture, pottery and artistic design, the scope of interest has recently expanded to include the nurturing of music as a form of artistic expression.