Destination ARTS! Continues July 26 – 28 — Waynesboro, PA is “transformed into a work of art”
NEW THIS WEEK — PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN on July 27!
ALL NEW MUSIC to feature Jerry Kowallis, Mitch Morrill, Scott Matlock, Danny Lawson, and much more!
The opening weekend of Destination ARTS! was a great success! Weekend number two will be even better, and the event continues to be open every Friday 5 – 8 pm, Saturday 11 am – 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm through October 27.
The event has literally transformed Main Street into a work of art. Seven vacant buildings have been converted into full-fledged, curated art galleries, and an additional nine storefront displays are also exhibit art. Most of the art is for sale.
NEW THIS WEEK!
Saturday, July 27
– These activites are planned for 37 East Main Street. Pre-registration is not necessary, however if possible we would appreciate an email to [email protected], listing the subject CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS so we can gauge how many children will participate!
- 11 am – STORYTELLER Fanny Crawford invites children of elementary school age to hear a story about a modern day elephant family and participate in a related follow-up art activity.
- 2:00 pm – FUN WITH SINGING & MOVEMENT TO MUSIC – Nicola Sussman will play her ukelele and teach folk and classic children’s songs. Best suited for children entering grades 1 to 4, but others are welcome to join the fun. No experience necessary! Nicola holds a BA in Elementary & Special Education from Hood College, and is on the faculty of the Cumberland Valley School of Music.
NEW MUSIC PERFORMANCES!
Friday, July 26
- Tom McFarland (vocals & guitar) – STANDARDS< FOLK & BLUES (5 – 7 pm, Center Square)
- Gillian Hollen (vocals & keyboard) – VARIETY (5 – 8 pm, 2 East Main St.))
- Brad Barkdoll (vocals & guitar) – VARIETY (5 – 8 pm, 50 West Main St.))
- Tommy Lancaster – FOLK & BLUES — (6 – 9 pm, Christine’s Cafe)
- “Old Tyme Jam” – BLUEGRASS — (7 – 10 pm, Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre) – $4
Saturday, July 27
- Jerry Kowallis (vocals), Marie Hershey (accordian), & Vonnie Kay Wertz (mandolin) – ITALIAN FOLK & POPULAR SONGS — (3 – 6 pm, Center Square)
- Mitch Morrill (vocals & guitar) – BLUES & ROCK — (3 – 5 pm, 50 West Main St.)
- Rebecca Reed (vocals) & Evan Bennetch (piano) – SHOW TUNES & STANDARDS — (3 – 6 pm, 2 E. Main St.)
Sunday, July 28
- Scott & Laurie Matlock (vocals, violin, guitar) – ACOUSTIC DUO — (2 – 4 pm, Center Square)
- Danny Lawson (piano) – CLASSICAL — (2 – 4 pm, 50 West Main St.)
- Patric Schlee (flute & drums) – ECLECTIC — (2 – 4 pm, 2 East Main St.)
Locations for performers are all on Main Street and will be posted along the street upon your arrival(all performances are FREE unless otherwise noted)
An initiative of the non-profit Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (AAGW), Destination ARTS! is an ambitious attempt to revitalize a small town and stimulate economic development. Hundreds of volunteers are involved, working on everything from art selection and installation, building preparation, event programming, warehousing, and the coordination of “docents” to greet the public in each gallery during open hours. The event has united landlords, artists and arts organizations, businesses, local government, and the general public in a single goal — to bring vibrancy back to our downtown, and to share our enthusiasm for the natural beauty, history, and talent of the area with others.
Some of the most highly respected fine artists in the Mid Atlantic region are participating, including Benjamin Jones, David Buckley Good, Fritz Biggs, Brad Clever, Kevin Kutz, and Steve Navada. There are also photographers such as Raymond Gehman, Janie Moltrup, and Denny Bingaman, ceramic artists such as Hilda Eiber and Mike McIntyre, and other artists far too numerous to mention. The exhibits will feature paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and fiber arts. Almost all of the art is for sale, and gallery exhibits will change every six weeks.
The gallery locations and themes are:
- 50 West Main St. – “Small Town Hosts Big City Art” – Paintings by our most prominent and metropolitan artists
- 37 West Main St. – Furniture Market Showroom – “Homegrown Art” – Art by professional or amateur artists who grew up in the Waynesboro area
- 32 West Main St. – “A Taste of the Arts” – Sampling of Gallery Arts, note cards and prints, and all sales transactions
- 30 West Main St. – “Palette to Canvas” – Paintings of all genres
- 22 West Main St. – “Through the Lens and Of The Earth” – Photography, digital arts, pottery and fiber arts
- 2 East Main St. – “Scenes, Shapes, and Surprises” – Paintings, sculptures, and the unexpected
- 13 South Church St. – Special Features of the Ceramic Arts Center – Diverse pottery and more, in Waynesboro’s newest arts center
In addition, storefront art displays will be presented in both existing businesses and other vacant buildings, including:
- 24 East Main St.
- 30 East Main St.
- 33 East Main St.
- 35 East Main St.
- 37 East Main St.
- 43 East Main St.
- 81 West Main St.
- 96 West Main St.
- 106 West Main St.
More activities are constantly being scheduled! Check the website often for updates, or follow the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro on Facebook for the most up to date information.
Waynesboro is surrounded by beautiful countryside and parks, and there are many other activities and events to offer visitors. Renfrew Museum and Park and Renfrew Institute offer a wide variety of cultural events and environmental programs. There are great hiking trails along the Appalachian Trail, apple and peach orchards, excellent restaurants, and award winning chocolate shops. Pen Mar Park, once a tourist destination that drew as many as 20,000 visitors a day to the area, is still majestic and offers stunning views and dancing to live music on Sundays. History is everywhere, and the battle of Monterey Pass was one of the important events of the Civil War. The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro looks forward to sharing the natural beauty and talent of the area with all who attend Destination ARTS!
For more information about Destination ARTS! visit www.artsalliancegw.org or email [email protected]