The second Halloween–themed artwalk will soon haunt Main Street.
Artwalk originated in a mutual attempt between the townspeople and the university. It serves to bring attention to the city’s artistic talent.
Under the leadership of university professor–turned–mayor Hollie Cost, the first artwalk landed along Main Street in October 2011. Visitors were able to browse artists’ wares from the sidewalk. Due to the event’s popularity, it has grown to include two more dates in May and August and now features over 50 artists. The October event now has a Halloween theme, hence the name Art Stalk.
After Cost’s election to mayor, leadership of this event shifted to Tiffany Bunt, who serves as the senior graphic designer for the university.
Bunt says she is hoping that this event will be “a way for [people] to be a little bit more aware of what’s on Main Street.”
In addition to purchasing art from on-site artists, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest. Those interested in entering an original costume in the contest can simply come by the main tent during the event. The Second Annual Art Stalk will take place on Main Street Saturday, Oct. 26, from 3:00–7:00 p.m.