ArtWalk offers plenty of Valentine's Day gift options

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Angie Moskwa of Lemon Seed Designs will be selling her handmade jewelry creations at Elle Lynn Boutique at 613 E. Main St., Elizabeth City during Friday's First Friday ArtWalk.

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From staff reports

Thursday, January 31, 2019

With only a couple weeks left before Valentine’s Day arrives, shoppers looking for just the right sweetheart gift should find plenty of opportunities at today’s First Friday ArtWalk.

No fewer than five businesses will be hosting makers of handmade jewelry during the monthly arts showcase that begins in Elizabeth City’s downtown at 5 p.m. and concludes at 7 p.m.

Angie Moskwa of Lemon Seed Designs will be selling her handmade jewelry creations at Elle Lynn Boutique at 613 E. Main Street. Nathan Purdue, meanwhile, will be selling his jewelry at Page After Page Bookstore at 111 S. Water Street.

Over at Tina Clancy’s Art & Antique Connection, at 116 North Poindexter Street, Tina Clancy will be selling her custom-wrapped jewelry and custom-designed dream catchers. At Ghost Harbor Brewing Company, at 606 B. East Colonial Avenue, shoppers will find jewelry artist Jenny Selph of Isla James Designs. And The Bag NC, at 108 N. Poindexter Street, will be hosting Black Diamond Gems.

Elsewhere during ArtWalk, Gary Kubit and Randy Phillips will be showcasing their re-worked fishing pole creations at Eclectic Jewelry & Design at 513 E. Fearing Street. Renee Edwards will be displaying her cigar box guitars in the Jenkins Gallery at Arts of the Albemarle at 516 E. Main Street. The Jenkins gallery will also be exhibiting submissions for the ongoing Harlem Renaissance art competition. In AoA’s 516 Gallery, artist Lynn Nash will be showing her works.

Mike Williams, a student artist at College of The Albemarle, will be displaying his artwork at Muddy Waters Coffeehouse at 100 W. Main Street.

Lina Bateman of Paint Me That will be featuring her works at Small Town Trendz in the Virginia Dare Arcade at 507 E. Main Street.

Kesha Williams of the AoA Photography Club will be showing the club’s works in an exhibit called “Scenes from the Albemarle” at In Stitches. The store has a new location: 513 E. Main Street, which is the former Selig’s jewelry store.

Lindsay Doughty, a regular participant in ArtWalk, will showcase her pottery and bath lotions at Body Kinect Wellness at 601 E. Main Street. Body Kinect will also host Erin Crites, who will be providing healthy living tips.

Port Discover, which will hold a grand reopening event at 611 E. Main Street on Saturday, will hold a sneak peak during today’s ArtWalk. Besides offering tours of its facility, the hands-on science center for kids will also be hosting a membership drive.

Several downtown restaurants and pubs will also be hosting live music after ArtWalk. Jeremy Jackson will be performing at Ghost Harbor from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Duf Franco and Friends will be performing at Coaster’s Downtown Draught House at 216 Poindexter Street starting at 9 p.m.

A number of downtown restaurants will also be open before, during and after ArtWalk.