Member of the Clarks Summit Arts Committee, a newly formed non-profit arts organization under the auspices of the Abington Professional and Business Association, invite anyone with a passion for art and music to see what’s new at the downtown Clarks Summit Second Friday Art Walk May 10.
“Downtown Go Around” will be held in conjunction with the art walk, and Mari Walker and her fellow committee members explained the group’s mission is to bring all forms of art into the art walk, offering eventgoers an evening of family fun through art, music and local seasonal vendors.
She said, “In an effort to increase the foot traffic for the art walk, we formed a committee to focus on other forms of art, as well as paintings, photos, etc. We are bringing live arts to our community each second Friday now.”
Jaya Yoga owner, Hilary Steinberg, said, “We’re all passionate about showcasing the talent that’s here…people to sing and perform. It’s a ‘fun train,’ and it’s just starting to barrel down the tracks. Everyone is jumping on board and it’s not just about business owners; it’s about people who are involved in the community and who are bringing their ideas and their passions…”
Monthly themes are planned and May’s theme is “Complements and Contrasts” with live musical performances at the Clarks Summit Borough Building (former firehouse on State Street) hosted by Maryellen Evers, featuring Jillian Gratz, Cocoa Lewis with Patrick, Gabby and Sophia, Some of the Boys from Babylon and the Q-Tones. The fun gets underway at 5 p.m.
To date, plans for the summer include “Rock Around the Town/Open Mic and Improv Night” in June; Bluegrass bands in July and Folk Circle in August.
Barry Kaplan, Everything Natural owner and committee member, said at a recent meeting, “By expanding upon the art walk and making it more encompassing, it will be more exciting. We want to reach out to people in neighboring towns and make it even more fun to come to Clarks Summit on Second Friday.”
Additional information will be announced. Committee member Andrew Walker has set up a Facebook page, facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Go-Around