Art walk, quilt show decorate downtown

Stettler downtown will be decked out with delightful décor this Saturday with the sixth annual art walk

Stettler downtown will be decked out with delightful décor this Saturday with the sixth annual art walk in conjunction with the annual Heartland Quilters quilt show.

“We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the art and the quilts,” said downtown art gallery owner Andrea Hatch, who’s co-ordinating the event with the Town of Stettler.

“We expect to have up to 40 artists and a few musicians.”

Sidewalks on Main Street will be lined with local art on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while many artists will also travel from throughout east-central Alberta.

About 100 quilts were displayed last year.

The quilt show at Stettler Legion is set for Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

During the quilt show, visitors are invited to vote for the viewers’ choice, enter raffles and enjoy refreshments.

This year’s art walk is expected to feature a variety of work, including pottery, photography and painting, with 80 per cent of the works from the local area.

“We will have a young photographer, Ryan Ponich, who does fantastic photography, and a new artist in town, Melody Spencer, will show her works with iridescent colours,” Hatch said.

“They’re acrylic and kind of metallic and shiny.”

Painters from the Stettler United Church group will also showcase their creations.

“There’s a lot of closet artists coming out of the closet,” Hatch said.

With a strong arts foundation in Stettler, she said downtown is a perfect stage for such an art show.

“When you put it out on the street, it makes the community curious,” Hatch said.

For more information on the art walk, or to participate, phone Hatch at 403-742-5170.

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