Second art crawl ready for tomorrow night (Oct. 20)

Downtown Elk River will be crawling with artists tomorrow night for the second annual Rivers Edge Art Crawl from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 20).

Twenty-four creative individuals engaged in a wide variety of arts will team with 16 local businesses to present the event.

“We are looking forward to a nice evening and lots of people strolling about,” said John Stander, director of the Arts Alliance. “We had a very good turnout last year. We were surprised by the number of people who turned out (last year) and how long they stayed.”

Lively street music, a la New Orleans, will be provided by the Mariachi Band. A wine-tasting event will be held at the Arts Alliance Gallery. Face-painting for children will be offered at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by The Rivers Edge Downtown Business Association, Elk River Area Arts Alliance, and Elk River Parks and Recreation.


Art Crawl participants will include:

Antiiques Downtown – Judy Wood (fiber, photography)

Avalon Salon – Pamela Smith (jewelry)

Daddy-O’s – Carol Hendrickson (oil, color pencil)

Edward Jones – Robin Carlson (glass, jewelry), Jan Oxendale (oil)

Elk River Arts Alliance – Jean Orr (oil), Marilyn Schroeder (oil)

Elk River Travel –  Judy Syring (photography)

Jackson Place – Stephen Hodder (glass), Joan Ruprecht (oil), Beth Willoughby (clay) Richard and Janet Erickson (stonework), Janet Olney (basket maker)

Kemper Drug – Chris Wilson (mixed media), Sylvia Dudycha (fiber, jewelry)

McCoy’s Pub – Terry McFarland (photography, oil)

Nicole’s Salon – Audrey Hoglund (necktie art)

Pompeii Pizza – Dean Nelson (pottery)

Rejuvenation Station – Lisa Tetzlaff (photography)

Sunshine Depot – Mark Haglund (oil)

Sweet P’s Ice Cream – Leanne Peterson (oil)

Thrivent Financial – Rene Grisham (glass)