ArtWalk to feature spray art, music, metalwork

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Mojo Collins will be performing at Tina Clancy's Art and Antique Connection, at 116 North Poindexter St., Elizabeth City, during this month's First Friday ArtWalk on Friday.


From staff reports

Thursday, October 4, 2018

More than 14 local artists, whose works range from spray art, photography, metalwork and the dramatic arts, will be featured at 11 downtown venues during this month’s First Friday ArtWalk. 

According to Elizabeth City Downtown Inc. Director Debbie Malenfant, Friday’s ArtWalk, which starts at 5 p.m, will showcase almost the entire downtown, with locations on Water, Poindexter and Fearing streets as well as Pailin’s Alley off Colonial Avenue.

A number of local artists will be displaying their works at Muddy Waters Coffeehouse at 100 West Main Street as part of a fundraising event for Albemarle Hopeline during Domestic Violence Month.

At Eclectic Jewelry at 513 E. Fearing Street, Robbie Goodman will be displaying his spray art. Nearby at 603 East Fearing, Kaitlyn Cauley of The Rooted Oak will be showing off her home décor signs and vinyl decals at The Lazzy Frog and The Framery.

At Page After Page Bookstore, at 111 S. Water Street, Ella Wilson, who’s been featured in “Somerset Magazine,” will display her “creative art projects with a story,” Malenfant said. Dawn Cogger also be signing copies of her book, “Corners: Voices on Change,” which features essays on dealing with life’s changes.

Beverly Mineo, who makes handcrafted bath soaps, will be the guest artist at Elle Lynn Boutique at 613 East Main Street. Body Kinect Wellness at 601 East Main will host Lindsay Doughty, who will display her pottery work and lotions. Body Kinect also will provide a free demonstration of its new Essentrics class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Elsewhere on Friday, the Quilts of Valor will be showing off their work at Fine Tuning Guitar Shop at 201 North Poindexter Street, and singer and performer Mojo Collins will be performing at Tina Clancy’s Art and Antique Connection at 116 North Poindexter.

Arts of the Albemarle’s The Center, at 516 E. Main Street, will host four different types of art during the ArWalk. The works of painter Karin Neuvirth will be featured in the Jenkins Gallery, photographer Dan Trevors’ work will be on display in the 516 Gallery, and Kelly Boyd will be showing off her body care and bath products in the 313 Attic Studio. Also, Music off Main performers will be promoting the upcoming opera, “The Medium.”

Metalworks artist Mike Boyce will showing his work at Ghost Harbor Brewing Co. at 606 B East Colonial Avenue, in Pailin’s Alley. After the ArtWalk, Pailin’s Alley will also be the venue for a performance by The Fueston Brothers from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

A number of downtown restaurants/pubs are open both during and after ArtWalk. They include:

Muddy Waters Coffeehouse, 100 W. Main Street

Cypress Creek Grill, 113 S. Water Street

Island Breeze Grill, 220 N. Poindexter Street

Toyama Japanese, 218 N. Poindexter Street

Flour Girls Café & Bakery, 102 N. Water Street

Groupers Waterfront Restaurant, 400 S. Water Street

Hoppin’ Johnz New South Cuisine, 606 E. Colonial Avenue

Paradiso Roma Ristorante, 35 Camden Causeway

Quality Seafood, 309 E.Ehringhaus Street.

Ghost Harbor Brewing Company, 606B East Colonial Avenue

Coasters Downtown Draught House, 216 N. Poindexter Street.