All August long, community members are invited to downtown Lawrenceburg to experience the first annual "Art in Downtown" event.
Photo provided by Lawrenceburg Main Street.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – From now through the end of the month, downtown Lawrenceburg will be a "hub of creativity."
Lawrenceburg Main Street is inviting the public to visit the historic downtown, browse the art in the storefronts and explore the art installations for the first annual Art in Downtown Event during the month of August.
Starting around 8:00 a.m. this Saturday, August 15, stop by the alleyway connecting the Whiskey City Boutique and Proof 124 Table & Tavern to cheer on local art students as they create a temporary sidewalk mural, designed by Adam Gilliam with Adam’s Art and Supply.
Eagle Country 99.3 spoke with Gilliam about the upcoming art project.
"It's loosely based on the idea of a river," said the local artist. "It's completely abstract, so it's not blue waves or anything like that."
While the idea was a collaboration between Director of Lawrenceburg Main Street Michelle Cone and Gilliam, this project will give the local art students the opportunity to create a beautiful piece artwork for their community.
Art Lunch & Learn
On Tuesday, August 18, an Art Lunch and Learn event will offer a collaborative workshop and brainstorming session to focus on how to use contemporary art to strengthen local communities.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kevin McKelvey of the University of Indiana and artist, Jessica Wolf, of Paper Acorn will host this roundtable discussion in the event space above Eagle Country 99.3, 20 E High St. The space is very large to maintain social distancing.
If you are interested in attending, email email@example.com to RSVP. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, August 17.
Lunch will be provided.
Alleyway Art Installation
Visit the alleyway art installation between Edward Jones Investments and Luke’s Sewing & Vacuum on Walnut Street to see "Takes a Village" by Paper Acorn. Try visiting the exhibit after dark for the artwork to come to life, and while you are there, sign the guest book.
Art in Storefronts
Different businesses lining Walnut and High Streets have mini exhibits created in the windows to highlight artists and their talents. While you are there, step inside and see what they have to offer.
Stop by the Eagle's Nest to see the beautiful White Creek Falls by Dana Smith.
“Lawrenceburg Main Street looks forward to creating fun, art-based activities for the entire community to enjoy. We invite everyone to come downtown and experience the art,” says Cone.
For more information, please contact Lawrenceburg Main Street at firstname.lastname@example.org.