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7/10/2014 8:44:00 AM
Island Art Walk coming July 12

The public is invited to “Island Art Walk” which opens Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This art show will again be at Torpy Park and the student exhibit from Lakeland Union High School students and the Campanile Center will again be held at the Campanile Center for the Arts. 

Visitors and residents alike are invited to view the artwork and enjoy the downtown atmosphere of the “Island City.” This two-location event creates a fun walk between the two events encouraging visitors to stop at two local art centers, who are supporting sponsors of the show and the Minocqua Museum on Flambeau St. who is also a supporting sponsor. Maps will be available at the information booth at Torpy Park and at the Campanile Center.

Make a fun day of art exploration in the Minocqua downtown area starting at Torpy Park, which hosts approximately 50-65 artists’ booths on the park’s upper level. These booths display fine original art and sometimes the artist will demonstrate their craft. This very diverse show including paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, decorative painting, carving, basketry, textiles, wood working, pottery and much more with unique gift ideas!

Music and excitement will fill the air that morning with two fun performers. Ron Harrison, a local musician will be singing and playing some favorite tunes from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. on stage. “The Great Hongbing,” who is a student magician that performed various illusions at the high school talent show this spring and took first place, will be performing during Ron Harrison’s intermission and will need some volunteers to help him. Plan to stop and see his magic! He has some new illusions, which will amaze you! Hongbing will be in the information booth throughout the morning, performing his magic! Stop at this booth, which is located next to the Kiwanis Club food booth across from the pavilion where Ron is performing. Please stop and see them both! Plan to visit the Kiwanis Club brat booth for a snack or lunch while browsing the booths in the park, listening to Ron Harrison or watching Hongbing. 

Leaving this part of the show, visitors may continue along a path of about two blocks following the sidewalk on Front Street with fun stops at the “Loon Land Trading Co/Twisted Root Emporium” and a large variety of artwork at the “Park Side Gallery.” Turning the corner from Front Street onto Flambeau St., visitors are encouraged to stop at the Minocqua Museum mid-block to see some of the Minocqua heritage. The Campanile Center is the next stop on the art walk as the visitors continue down Flambeau Street for the Island Art Walk student event, which will display unique individual pieces of art and crafts in the student section. During this part of the show, visitors can view the very talented work of local art students. Ribbons are awarded for the students’ work. Visitors are encouraged to stop and browse at these three local businesses and visit the Campanile Center.

The Kiwanis Club appreciates the community’s support and looks forward to a wonderful show on July 12. This event is used to raise money for student scholarships and youth activities in the area, so please mark your calendars now! We look forward to seeing you on the 12th! 

For more information on a booth in the show, please email macooa@centurytel.net.


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