Autumn Art Walk This Friday

Our Common Ground’s 10th Annual Autumn ArtWalk will be held Friday, September 19th from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on and around the Greenville Square.

Villa Marie, Piasa, and Springer’s Creek Winery will be on hand, and SCHLAFLY Beer will serve its most popular craft beers.

BBQ master Chuck Knox will be bringing his slow-smoked pork and his beef brisket and 2Marthas will provide a chocolate dessert bar. Four food trucks will be set up for the Art Walk. Sweetest Things will be bringing their cupcakes. Marcoot’s Jersey Creamery, Mario’s, and Joe’s Pizza will also be participating.

Live music will be featured throughout the night. The Greenville College Jazz Band will perform from 5:00 to 5:45 and swing dancers will perform. Catherine Burge and Susan Constance of Phoenix, AZ will perform jazz and popular music in piano duets from 6:00 to 6:45. Paul and Terri Sunderland will perform from 7:00 to 7:45 Miguel Escobar and the Noble Manes will perform from 8:00 to 10:00. The Lovejoys will perform on Main Street Stage from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Polly Launay will play violin during breaks. Kyle Yardley and Friends will perform on Main Street Stage from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., featuring Kyle Yardley on harmonica/vocals, Matt Radcliff on guitar, Aaron Griffin on guitar, Dale Bruce on Bass and C.B. Edwards on drums.

Several artists will paint as you watch.

Henna tattooing will be done by OCG Art Guild member James Bernhardt.

A spoken word poetry event will be held on the Bradford National Bank parking lot. It will be hosted by Greenville College students and will feature readings and poetry at an open mic.

A wide variety of vendors will be set up on Second Street.

A Kid’s Zone will be open for kids of all ages. Kids are welcome to make crafts, play games, get their faces painted, and more. All of the artwork created that evening will be displayed on the Art For Kids display wall, located along Second Street.

A street art group called Chalk Riot will set up near the intersection of Second Street and College to re-create an 8′ x 8′ version of American Gothic, substituting the faces of two beloved Greenville natives into the work.

Art displays/exhibits as part of the Art Walk include:

Rowland Gallery in the Maves Art Building

St. Charles Sculptor Adam Long will be hosted by the Maves Gallery. Adam Long is a professional sculptor in St. Charles, Missouri. Educated in the St. Louis region he has a BA in art Education from Maryville University, an MA in studio art from Fontbonne University, and an MFA in sculpture from Fontbonne University.

Bradford Community Room

The OCG Artist Guild will curate and host a showing of local art featuring the work of Piety Choi, Lynne Reznick, Kelli Damron Stewart, GC grads Emily Mae Keefauver Suttler and Carrie Sleme, among others.

Bock Museum Exhibit

The hashtag #blessed is used on social media posts more than 19,000 times per a day? Professor Jessa Wilcoxen and guest artists have been exploring our society’s blessings through design. You can view artwork and participate by tweeting your blessings.

GC Digital Media Center

Greenville College students will display digital and video projects.