ArtWalk to feature 'leaf painting' event in alley

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Artist Courtney Tipping will be displaying and selling her new jewelry and “bead people baubles” at Elle Lynn Boutique at 613 E. Main Street during today's ArtWalk in downtown Elizabeth City.

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From staff reports

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A “leaf painting” event for the new public art sculpture in Ives Alley will be a featured activity at the First Friday ArtWalk in Elizabeth City’s downtown on Friday.

Starting at 5 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m., ArtWalk participants will be able to help paint the metal leaves that will be incorporated into the new sculpture that will be displayed in the alley between Poindexter and McMorrine streets behind Arts of the Albemarle. The Albemarle Area Association of Realtors is sponsoring the project and Mike Boyce, a local metalworks artist, will be on hand to talk about it.

This month’s ArtWalk participants will also be treated to the mixed-media creations of Irene Goley, whose artwork will be on display at Eclectic Jewelry and Design at 513 E. Fearing Street. Goley specializes in acrylic and watercolor paintings with beach themes on reclaimed wood and canvas. Her mermaid art is popular on the Outer Banks, according to Elizabeth City Downtown Director Deborah Malenfant.  

At The Lazzy Frog and The Framery at 603 E. Fearing Street, ArtWalk patrons can view Anny Cherry’s Annagram homemade cards. Cherry, a rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, started making cards a few years ago as a family hobby with her aunt and mother, according to Malenfant.

Page After Page bookstore at 111. S. Water Street will host author Barbara Davis, who will be signing and discussing her newly-released fifth novel, “When Never Comes.”

At Elle Lynn Boutique at 613 E. Main Street, artist Courtney Tipping will be displaying and selling her new jewelry and “bead people baubles.” Body Kinect Wellness, at 601 E. Main Street, will host Lindsay Doughty who will showcasing both her pottery and bath potions and lotions.

The local chapter of Quilts of Valor, which produces quilts and small quilted items for military service personnel and war veterans, will be set up at Tina Clancy’s Art and Antique Connection at 116 N. Poindexter Street. Other artists and crafters’ work will be displayed in the store. 

Footprint Christian Resources & Gifts at 206 N.will host live art demonstrations by various artists.

At Arts of the Albemarle, painter Linda Starr will be the featured artist in the Jenkins Gallery with her “Heads and Tails” exhibit. While there, ArtWalk participants can buy discounted art at AoA’s annual Studio Clean Out Art Sale and listen to the music of the Acoustic Music Group which will be performing on the sidewalk.

After the ArtWalk, PBNJ will be performing live music from 9 p.m. until midnight on the deck at Groupers Waterfront Restaurant at 400 S. Water Street.

ArtWalk patrons are also reminded that they can drop off their kids at Port Discover at 611 E. Main Street prior to the event. Children should be checked in by 6 p.m. 

The following restaurants/eateries will also be open Friday evening: 

* Muddy Waters Coffee at 100 W. Main Street

* Cypress Creek Grill at 113 S. Water Street

* Island Breeze Grill at 220 N. Poindexter Street

* Toyama Japanese at 218 N. Poindexter Street

* Hoppin’ Johnz New South Cuisine at 606 E. Colonial Avenue

* Paradiso Roma Ristorante at 35 Camden Causeway

* Best Food Inn at 418 E. Colonial Avenue

* Quality Seafood at 309 E.Ehringhaus Street

* Ghost Harbor Brewing Company at 606B East Colonial Avenue (Pailin’s Alley)

* Coasters Downtown Draught House at 216 N. Poindexter Street