Art Stalk creeps into Montevallo Oct. 27

Published 11:48 am Friday, October 19, 2012

The Art Stalk logo was designed by Univeristy of Montevallo Art Professor Collin Williams. (Contributed)


MONTEVALLO – With a “tip of the hat” to Halloween, the city of Montevallo and the University of Montevallo will host the fall version of Artwalk, themed “Art Stalk,” Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Montevallo.

In addition to being a lively night on the town, the Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses and draw the university into the community while highlighting both the local and university art communities. To date, more than 40 artists are registered to participate, according to a press release from the University of Montevallo.

Featured at this event will be a shipment of more than 250 pieces of pottery from Echizen, Japan, Montevallo’s sister city. The pottery will be available for purchase at Art Stalk, marking the first time it has been for sale in the United States.

During Montevallo Artwalk, many Main Street businesses will keep their doors open later than usual and provide refreshments free to the public. Artists will set up booths along Main Street and inside some of the businesses to display and sell their work. Tickets will be available for purchase for the opportunity to take home a blue heron sculpture carved from cedar by local artist Andy Cummings. Live music also will add to the “street party” atmosphere.

In the spirit of Halloween, those in attendance are encouraged to dress up for the event. A contest emphasizing original, non-commercial costumes will be held throughout the evening at the Artwalk tent. Additionally, artists and venues are encouraged (but not required) to include Halloween-inspired artwork and provide candy for guests.

Student artists can secure booth space for $10, while booths for non-students cost $20. Artists and musicians interested in participating in the upcoming Artwalk should email the event planners at no later than Oct. 22 to secure a spot.

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