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First Second Friday a big hit

Downtown Pittston comes alive for first Art Walk of season

May 10. 2014 3:09PM

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The weatherman cooperated. Everything was a piece of cake. Or slice of piza. Or famous Majestic Texas weiner.

The Second Friday Art Walk kicked off its second season Friday on Main Street, Pittston, with a large turnout enjoying the pleasant temperatures while keeping a watchful eye on some rather threatening clouds.

The encitement for the event, whose inaugural season last summer was termed a huge success, began to build early in the day as white tents began to dot Main Street. The tents were venues for a variety of art work.

The town was also filled with music and street entertainers.

A group of volunteers helping to fix up Main Street in Pittston a few years ago came up wtih the idea of an art walk — an idea that went over so well the first time around, a second one is in the works.

Main Street Manager Rose Randazzo said this year’s participation has doubled with volunteering artists looking to demonstrate their talents including live music, wood work, oil painting, cartoonists and much more.

Downtown restaurants and bars displayed art and offered specials.

Artists participating ranged from local to regional talent, including art students from Pittston Area High School, to national artists including Dwight Kirkland, most recognized for his work in murals.

The goal, according to Randazzo, is to make Pittston known as the American city with the most public art. The goal is to be the American city with the most public art in 1.7 square miles, which is the size of the city.”

The next Second Friday Art Walk is scheduled for June 13..


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