Artists and art lovers again will fill the sidewalks and businesses of Madison Avenue on second Saturdays starting June 13th at Noon. The ArtWalk is jointly produced by MAMA (Madison Avenue Merchants Association) and LIA (Lakewood is Art). Committee Members from these organizations worked together to give the community an opportunity to gain exposure to the various arts that is abundant in our area.
What’s new this season is that the Lakewood ArtWalk will be running second Saturdays from June to October. Visitors will have the opportunity to take in a plethora of art forms, including visual and performance from some of the most sought after artists in the area.
The Lakewood ArtWalk was designed to increase exposure for participating local artists, organizations and area businesses, as well as further establish Madison Avenue as a vibrant and evolving neighborhood with a meaningful connection to arts and culture.
This event would not be made possible without the extra help of sponsors that include Gray’s Auction House, Shamrock Restaurant & Tavern, Wobblefoot Gallery, Lakewood Observer, Nationwide Insurance of Lakewood, Hobart’s Health Foods, Connie’s Classics, Vance Music Studios, Manja and Carabel Beauty Salon.
Traditional galleries like Wobblefoot Gallery will host additional artists’, live music and a reception. The Pop Shop will have an opening reception for their new art show and an after party, next door at Mullens. Dancers will perform Ballet and Hip Hop at Silhouette Dance Studio, to belly dancers at Carabel Beauty Salon and tango dancers at El Tango Taqueria will offer points of artistic movement throughout the day. There will be some amazing musical performances at Vance Music Studios, from students of all ages.
Artists and Madison Business Owners who are not yet participating are still invited to participate. For more information about the Lakewood ArtWalk series, to print an artwalk map and to find out what Lakewood is Art has up its sleeve, go to www.artwoodohio.org.