There’s much to do, see, smell, taste and hear at ArtSoup on Saturday in downtown Elk River, beginning 10 a.m.
Besides the all-day entertainment featuring national performers on stage, the day’s other features include:
•Shuttle buses each half-hour from the high school.
•Artist, business and nonprofit vendors.
•Mobile Film Fest.
•Kids Activity Tent.
•T-Shirt Design Contest. You can buy 2014 T-shirts.
•Chalk Art Contest. Sign up at the festival (chalk provided).
•Poetry Slam. Open mic, sign up at the festival.
•Sidewalk Poetry. No need to sign up; come with a short poem.
•Book Crawl in businesses (see below).
•Demonstration Tent. Seven artists demonstrating and selling their art.
•Juried Art Exhibit. Interesting art with judges picking a winner.
•Kids and teens art exhibit
•Sidewalk sale at Kemper Drug.
•Local restaurants and food trucks (see below).
•Wine and beer vendors (see below).
•Community perf-ormers on community stage.
•Performers and authors on Kids Stage (see below).
GREAT RIVER ENERGY STAGE
•Z Juggling Rosenschnoz (Kids) … 12-12:45 p.m.
•Paddy O’Brien & Chulrua (Traditional Irish) … 1-1:45 p.m.
•Dennis Warner & the D’s (Folk, Family) … 2-2:45 p.m.
•Recognition of Winners … 2:45-3 p.m.
•Batucada de Norte (Brazilian Drum Band) …3-3:45 p.m.
•Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins (Bluegrass, Blues, Folk) … 4-6 p.m.
PEDALING FOR PENNIES COMMUNITY STAGE
•Elk River Community Theatre … 10:30-11:15 p.m.
•Dance Caravan … 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
•Elk River German Band … 12:30-1:15 p.m.
•Poetry Slam … 1:30-2:15 p.m.
•Signature School of Music … 2:30-3:15 p.m.
•Pedaling for Pennies … 3:30-4 p.m.
SIGNATURE SCHOOL OF MUSIC STAGE
•Bob Fulton … 10:30-11 a.m.
•Wes Erwin … 11:30 a.m. to noon
•Signature School of Music … 12-12:45 p.m.
• Greg Bancroft … 1-1:30 p.m.
• North Ballet Junior … 2-2:30 p.m.
• Bob Fulton 2:30-3 p.m.
• Dennis Warner … 3:30-4 p.m.
•Wood Carver: John Toomer
•Spoon Wood Carver: Yuri Moldenhauer
•Glass Painter & Jewelry Maker: Julie Caird
•Weaver: Kathryn Grafsgaard
•Tie Dye: Joy Reichel
• Wine & Canvas Painting: TBA
•Pottery: Chad Briggs (Clay Studio inside the Arts Alliance)
You can visit the following authors at the stores indicated.
Arts Alliance — C.S. Yelle, young adult paranormal and fantasy, noon to 2 p.m. … Colin Nelson, mystery, 2-4 p.m.
McCoy’s — Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon, mystery, noon to 2 p.m. … Paddy O’Brien and Erin Hart, memoir and mystery, 2-4 p.m.
Diamond City — Barbara Deese, mystery, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. … Nick Hupton, young adult, 1-3 p.m.
Kemper Drug — Carla Hagen, fiction, 10 a.m. to noon … Kate St. Vincent Vogl, memoir, noon to 2 p.m. … Pat Dennis, humorous mystery, 2-4 p.m.
Kids Tent — Bob Fulton, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. … Wes Erwin 11:30 a.m. … Greg Bancroft, 1 p.m. … Dennis Warner, 3:30 p.m.
Main Stage — O’Brien and Hart, 1-1:45 p.m. … Warner, 2-2:45 p.m.
Food trucks — Sugar Shack, Kettle Korn House, Hibachi Daruma, Pour Wine & Bistro, Harvest Grill, Taste of Target Field
Local restaurants — Sunshine Depot, Pompeii Pizza, Club Euphoria, McCoy’s and McCoy’s Beer Garden, Diamond City, Daddy O’s