Vendors will be set-up on the sidewalks in front of downtown businesses to showcase their items. The list of items offered include paintings, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, re-purposed home decor, photography, and much more.
In addition to the art on display, many activities and demonstrations will take place throughout the evening, such as live music at multiple locations.
The event is sponsored by the Jordan Agency, the Darke County Endowment for the Arts and Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln.
The committee, led by Susan Fowble, have volunteered their time to work with Main Street Greenville to create the event.
“The Artisan Stroll is one of our most anticipated First Friday events. The volunteer committee has spent countless hours planning another wonderful Friday night in downtown Greenville for all ages to enjoy," said Greg Billing, executive director of Main Street Greenville. "We appreciate all their hard work behind the scenes and look forward to seeing everyone downtown on August 5 to enjoy their efforts."
Flyers will be handed out the night of the event with the schedule and the locations of each vendor. Main Street Greenville will also post the information on its website and Facebook page to download or view before the event.
Main Street Greenville is also pleased to announce the return of the art contest to the Artisan Stroll! This juried contest is open to all accepted participants of the Artisan Stroll, although participation in the contest is not required to display your work at the Artisan Stroll.
The theme of the contest is “Celebration.” Artists are encouraged to submit pieces which celebrate the variety of hues, intense saturations, and unique light quality that the summer season brings. Pieces of all mediums will be accepted for participation in the contest and artists will have a chance to win cash prizes of up to $200!
The First Friday: Artisan Stroll is kindly sponsored by the Jordan Agency. Their team of insurance professionals has years of collective industry experience writing both personal and commercial insurance policies designed to fit your needs. Jordan Agency’s friendly staff will work with you on a one-on-one basis to develop not only the perfect policy, but a lasting relationship. You can reach them at www.jordanagencygreenville.com or 937-548-1606.
Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit www.mainstreetgreenville.org or call 937-548-4998. You can also like the organization on its main Facebook page or its First Friday page to receive updates on a regular basis.
Jordan Agency Artisan Stroll on First Friday
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH · 6 PM - 9 PM
If you love arts and appreciate craftsmanship you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event will feature multiple different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items!
The event will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in downtown Greenville on Friday, August 5th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so much to see and do,” said Susan Fowble, Event Chair Volunteer. “We are excited to see everyone downtown!”