Kutztown will show off the depth of its art talent April 28 in its first Art Crawl along Main Street and the business district. The exhibition will be added to the growing number of local events sponsored by the Kutztown Community Partnership.
Twenty artists working in a wide variety of media will display their efforts in different stores and restaurants scattered along the business district from five until eight p.m. and will be available to meet and discuss the work with attendees. The art will remain on display until Saturday.
“Kutztown has a surprising array of exceptionally talented artists living in the area,” said Jim Springer, proprietor of Dunkleberger’s Jewelers and organizer of the crawl. “Some choose to live here while their work is sold in galleries in the big cities all up and down the East Coast. A few have work hanging in galleries such as the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York.”
Ceramics, crafts and art from the students of Kutztown University’s well respected College of Visual and Performing Arts will also be represented in the show.
“We tried a Chocolate Crawl in Kutztown last year that was similar in format to this event and were surprised at the enthusiasm of the response,” said Springer. “It only made sense to try the same sort of thing taking advantage of one of Kutztown’s strongest resources.”
Art crawl attendees will be provided a map and list of participating artists and the stores in which they can be found. Many of the businesses will provide refreshments to crawl-goers along the way.