By DEB WUETHRICH
Residents and visitors to Tecumseh’s downtown will have a chance to “Celebrate Art” during the fourth annual Art Walk on Friday, April 29, from 6-9 p.m. The Tecumseh Economic Development Department will partner with downtown Tecumseh merchants, the Community Arts of Tecumseh (CAT), and regional artists to present the event.
Tecumseh Marketing Coordinator Linda Hewlett said the event keeps growing year after year.
“Everybody loves it,” said Hewlett. “We get a real good response to this, and some merchants will even have more than one artist.” She said Jean Lash, of the CAT organization helped coordinate some of the artists’ activities, and in some cases, the merchants do it themselves.
More than two dozen artists will display work in a variety of mediums including: origami, wood carving, linoleum and wood block printing, lamp bead making, painting of acrylic and watercolors, mixed media (metal), fiber arts, pottery, floral design, colored pencil, jewelry, and mosaics.
Some of the merchants will also provide refreshments as part of the event. Bad Hair Day? will have live entertainment, and Mar-tini Art will have a display at Evans Street Station.
Art Walk participating merchants also include: Purple Pear Tree, Timeless Stitches, Martin’s Home Center, Basil Boys, The Wild Iris, Burdick and Associates, Great Ideas Interior Design, Pentamere Winery, DGII, The Daily Grind, River Raisin Gallery, Black Door Gallery, Tilton and Sons Shoes, British Tea Garden and Rooftop Café, Boulevard Market, Classic Cabinets and Interiors, Artonic, Edward Jones Investments, Edison Chiropractic, Ground Zero Hair Studio, Evans Street Station, Grey Fox Floral, and Tecumseh Coins.
Maps will be available at all participating merchants, to help navigate a stroll through downtown Tecumseh and the 4th annual Art Walk. For more information, contact Paula Holtz, 424.6003 at the Economic Development Department.