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Winter Art Fest on 14th St West
March 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Announcing the Winter Art Fest on 14th St West, Thursday, March 3rd from 4-7:30 PM! Bring your family and friends for this all-ages event, featuring live music, poetry reading, visual art exhibition, art sales, and fun for all!
The Winner Arts Fest is a happy hour pop-up art gallery festival that highlights the talents of local arts community. The Winter Arts Fest is set in the historic Central City District at 14th St West with more than six locations featuring special activities including local artists, live music, and poetry. The locations include Sloane Square Gallery, Village Antique Mall & Central City Museum, Cicada Books and Coffee, The Wild Ramp, Hosey’s Building above Thistle Patch Vintage Garden and Antiques, and hallway outside West End Tattoo Club.
The Winter Arts Fest will feature 17 local artists, including 14 visual artists, 2 poetry authors, and 1 musician. The special activities will occur alongside extend hours many of your favorite stores and light refreshments will be offered.
“The Winter Arts Fest is an exciting opportunity to explore Central City, I am especially excited for the Art Upstairs and Re-Vital Shows which will utilize an unusual space for the celebration of the arts.” Lauren Kemp Executive Director RenewAll
Stroll the district, shop, and enjoy the Winter Arts Fest.
Sloane Square Gallery: 611 14 STW
Artist Jamie Sloane will debut an Assemblage Portrait of Elon Musk as the centerpiece of a collection of new fine artworks that will be staged alongside fabulous mid-century furniture and home accessories. (Suggest a quote from Jamie about the work).
Village Antique Mall & Central City Museum: 610 14 STW
Village Antique Mall will host live music 5 pm – 6:30 pm featuring Keyamo Onage. Meet the artist Larry Sumpter in the Central City Museum area where his mural depicting life in early Central City is installed.
In addition, the works of abstract artist Patty Stewart is on display in the balcony Village Antique Mall. There you will see several works on canvas, as well as other original smaller pieces. All of Patty’s paintings are available to purchase. Patty Stewart will return to Village Antique Mall on March 19th for a special event featuring a sale on works of canvas and artful everyday items.
Hosey’s Art Upstairs: 1444 Adams Ave
Hattie and Nan’s will sponsor a pop-up gallery show featuring local artists at Art Upstairs, located in the Hosey’s Building on Adams Ave and 14th St. W. The Art Upstairs show will feature a collection of works from Poochie Myers and Nancy Polan from Hattie’s Vault and local artists including Don McDowell, Patti Del Checcolo, Kathryn Thompson, and Marianne Henning.
The Wild Ramp: 555 14th STW & The Wild Ramp Online Food Hub: 518 14 STW
The Wild Ramp will host Linda Childers watercolor artist and creator of the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia Puzzle Project. The Wild Ramp is well known for local food, but also features a wide variety of handmade and artisan products!
Susan Maslowski, of Mud River Pottery, will be the featured artisan at The Wild Ramp’s new Online Food Hub location (518 14th St. W). There will also be food samples from local producers including ScagglePop Kettlecorn and Skinny Piggy Kombucha.
The West Huntington Public Library Branch will distribute free take home tiny art kits in celebration of National Youth Art Month. The kits will include all the supplies to make a tiny work of art work that can be returned by March 26 to the West Huntington Library for their Tiny Art Show. The West Huntington Public Library will award prizes after a week of voting starting March 28th.
Cicada Books & Coffee: 604 14th STW
Cicada Books and Coffee will host a poetry reading by Ron Houchin and Jeff Tigchelaar beginning at 5:30 p.m. Ron Houchin is a retired public school teacher of thirty years and is the author of eleven books. His latest poetry collection, Talking to Shadows, came out in 2020 from LSU Press. Jeff Tigchelaar is the author of the collection Certain Streets at an Uncertain Hour, winner of the Kansas Authors Club Nelson Poetry Book Award and Jeff is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council.
Re-Vital Multi-Media Show: 720 14STW
Artists Sa-Rai Robinette and Megan Osborne will display original collaborative works combining photography and print making. The Re-Vital Show will utilize nostalgic Huntington landmarks with a vision for the future from the prospective of these artists.
We hope you enjoy the Winter Arts Fest and stay tuned for more events in the Central City District @ 14 STW.