Up in the sky it’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s the Eclectric Circus!
The Pittston Second Friday Art Walk will return for the third time this summer on Friday, July 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Main Street with this month’s special act The Eclectric Circus.
The Eclectric Circus consists of a large group of performers that specialize in aerial performances, but also include juggling, hula hooping, stilt walking, magicians, fire throwing and sword swallowing.
This will mark the fifth time The Eclectric Circus has performed at the art walk and Main Street manager Rose Randazzo says that with the first two going great, this will help make things better.
“First two have gone great so far,” said Randazzo.” I think it’s getting bigger and better every time.”
The Circus will be performing up and down Main Street with an aerial show at the Tomato Festival lot, but they will not be performing alone.
According to Randazzo, The Ecletric Circus will team with spray-paint artist Thomas M. Sorresso for a project entitled “Circus Stars & Stripes” in which Sorresso will spray-paint the Circus’s gray travel bus in a galaxy theme.
“They have a traveling bus and they’re gonna park it and their aerial show will be over the bus,” said Randazzo. “While they’re doing stunts, he’ll be spray painting the bus so it will be a mural by the end of the show.”
Sorresso will be making his second appearance at the art walk.
“At the last show he was making canvas art in 20 minutes for clients on the spot,” said Randazzo. “It was amazing; he’s an amazing artist.”
Other forms of entertainment and surprises this month include The Sperazza Band performing at 5 p.m. at the band shell. Other various musical artists will be in the pocket park and Eddy Appnel will be busking, which is when guitar players roam the streets with guitars so they just stop and play wherever there’s a crowd.
Counselor Deb Pavlico of Kingston will also be in attendance to promote and sign her new book “Conversations with Women:The Journey Toward Self-Esteem.”
Pittston Memorial Library representatives will be at at Totally Artrageous at 113 South Main Street with art books for sale and an activity for the kids.
This week’s Second Friday Art Walk will be the last one until September due to the Pittston Area Tomato Festival taking place in August.
Randazzo says the month-long hiatus serves as a chance for her to come up with new ideas, while at the same time giving her a reprieve. “I am relieved actually because it’s like having four major parties this summer and I’m the mother of a 12 year old,” said Randazzo.