This past First Friday was downtown’s Artisan Stroll. A fun day mixed with wonderful weather led to the Artisan Stroll being an exciting success.
42 vendors lined the streets of Broadway with their Art on display. This year also brought back the Art Contest that was open to all participants of the Artisan Stroll with a theme of inspiration. The Stroll also hosted the Chalk the Block Community Sidewalk Chalk Contest.
In conjunction with the Artisan Stroll was the Youth for Christ Summer Fest. The Summer Fest had live music, food trucks, corn hole, axe throwing, Flush Bucket game, and Free Carnival games.
The Stroll also presented the Power Box Murals.
“The mural committee has been working very hard for the last year,” April Brubaker, Executive Director of Main Street Greenville, said. “This was one of their first projects, which was called Power of Arts. They have wrapped seven of the power boxes downtown with murals that the Greenville senior art students participated in a contest, and seven winners were chosen. You can visit Merle Norman to see all 23 of the entries on display.”
The Artisan Stroll is always a favorite of First Fridays, and this year was no different.
A thank you to the sponsors of the event – The Jordan Agency, the Darke County Endowment for the Arts, Arcon Builders, JAFE Decorating Co, and Ted Finnarn.
“I would like to thank the work that the committee has put into this,” Brubaker said. “Chair Susan Fowble and all the rest of the committee have worked many hours organizing and planning this event, and we are very grateful for them.”