Art Walk will include ‘sole-full’ display

 'Soulful' art

THE UPSTAIRS ART GALLERY above Bagel Junction will feature a display, ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoe,’ during Second Friday Art Walk on Aug. 10. The monthly Art Walk in Downtown Cave Junction runs from 5 to 8 p.m. The display of shoes offers a tongue-in-cheek look at the whimsical ways footwear can be decorated. (Photos provided courtesy of Illinois River Valley Arts Council)

Second Friday Art Walk Aug. 10 in Downtown Cave Junction will feature the popular “Walk a Mile in My Shoe” event and will continue through the Wild Blackberry Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12.

This month’s Art Walk exhibits include an exciting array of local art work in many media as well as opportunities to enjoy culinary arts and lively music.

Featured at the Upstairs Art Gallery above Bagel Junction will be a display of decorated shoes by local crafters in zany, funny, and creative ways. There also will be unusual quilts developed from the fabric arts made by Lorna Byrne Middle School (LBMS) students in the Africa Project.

Both sets of items are available for silent auction as fund-raisers for the Illinois River Valley Arts Council that sponsors Art Walk and Learning Through Arts projects at LBMS.

The incredible variety of art efforts in our valley will be demonstrated at 12 merchant locations. Included will be oil paintings, romantic watercolors, tile pictures, and a canine jewelry debut. Plus fantastic metal sculptures, “RUT” (recycled underthings), colorful nails and street art, neck coolers and hair jewelry, vintage clothing, and other mixed media.

Demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists are included from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Live music is available for free, easy listening at three locations. Lokel Yokel, a Bluegrass band, Daniel Sheff & Friends and contemporary tunes by Forty Two Five — all will be on hand for the enjoyment of Art Walk strollers.

Refreshments will be offered at several locations, and full meals will be served at Taylor’s Country Store, and Bagel Junction.

Come join us for an evening of fun, art and friends new and old in Downtown Cave Junction. For more information contact Rebecca Pearson, Art Walk chairman, at 592-6168.