The Balkan Brass Oxygen Orkestar lead a marching band around the ArtWalk opening held Friday evening.

The Balkan Brass Oxygen Orkestar lead a marching band around the ArtWalk opening held Friday evening.

ArtWalk opening reception a celebration

Art in all its forms was celebrated Friday night on Baker Street as ArtWalk held the second round of opening receptions.



Art in all its forms was celebrated Friday night on Baker Street as ArtWalk held the second round of opening receptions.

With the seven-piece Balkan Brass band Oxygen Orkestar travelling the ArtWalk route, the downtown was full of life. There were 16 venues featuring the work of talented local artists and between taking a self-guided tour, people enjoyed music and performance art.

Face painting and henna covered bodies became art and people threw out suggestions to a poet composing on the fly. Canvasses were out for people to paint and the sidewalk became covered with chalk. Sand sculpting was something to watch and try.

Even the rain couldn’t keep art lovers from the fun as folks ducked in and out of host venues, unbrellas becoming their own installation exhibit.