Art Walk Aurora essay to get to ‘the subsequent level’

AURORA — While a Huskers were personification Saturday, many people were strolling from store to store around a scenic building block in Aurora.

The annual Art Walk Aurora draws a good throng to a Hamilton County community, that is good for both artists and store owners.

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s sell cabinet schedules a series of special activities via a year directed during bringing people to town.

Jeri Willis says Art Walk is a one that brings a many people into her store, Heartland Jewelry,

Art Walk Aurora, that has been around for 5 years, is flourishing each year, Willis said.

“We had some folks in from Lincoln this morning,” she said.

Art Walk Aurora is put together to “bring humanities to a village and trade to a downtown area,” says chairperson Cindy McClellan. “So a idea was to uncover off a community.”

Taking partial in Saturday’s six-hour eventuality were 25 artists, and musicians and a farmers’ market.

Organizers essay for a accumulation of art, that is evident. Saturday’s pieces ranged from a portrayal called “Bohemian Heifer” to purses done from boots to a quirky assemblages of Lori Ziska.

McClellan agrees that Art Walk Aurora is growing. “This year we have some-more volunteers assisting with a event, and we also have some-more sponsors. So a village has stepped adult and contributed as well,” he said.

Beginning in 2002, Aurora hosted an annual event, FAMfest, for 7 or 8 years. The FAM in a pretension stood for excellent humanities and music.

People missed FAMfest after it went away, so Art Walk Aurora was created, pronounced Jana Van Housen, owners of The Renaissance.

In formulation this year’s Art Walk, organizers attempted to “raise it to a subsequent level,” Van Housen said.

An bid was done to move in some-more award-winning artists from a region. The cabinet also stepped adult publicity. Art Walk Aurora had a poignant participation this year on NET radio. The idea was to have some-more of an impact, pronounced Van Housen, who is an artist and photographer.

You could find art, and a good story, inside 21 businesses Saturday.

April Schweitzer of Stromsburg and her 8-year-old daughter, Atlee, were offered purses and cowboy boots during Honeysuckle Lane Floral and Gifts.

Schweitzer creates a purses out of cowboy boots, regulating her dad’s aged leather-working tools. Wives, mothers and girlfriends mostly move boots to her after a desired one has died, seeking her to make a handbag. The Schweitzers call their business Blue-Eyed Bootique.

Inside a Aurora Fitness Center were Sondra Jonson of Cambridge and her son, Joe McHale of Kearney.

Jonson, who is a connoisseur of Bryn Mawr, does picturesque sculptures. She has combined sculptures for area churches, including St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora. She also does veterans memorials. Jonson likes operative with veterans.

McHale, 31, does paintings and drawings. Asked about Saturday’s event, McHale pronounced sales are always nice, though bearing is also good. It seems like each time he takes partial in a inestimable activity, something good comes out of it.

In further to Van Housen, Walt Thomas of Hastings and Sara Sumnick Wamsat of Bennington were arrangement their works inside The Renaissance.

Thomas is a Chase County local who returned to Nebraska with his wife, Sandy, from California. He grown a technique called Optillusion. Those works change as we perspective them from opposite angles.

Wamsat has pieces on arrangement during a Hot Shops Art Center in Omaha.

In arrangement her works, Aurora proprietor Tori Denae Swanson was ancillary a hometown event. Swanson, 23, was interesting visitors during Dream Designs. She does watercolors mostly, with a few oil paintings. She also designs marriage invitations and creates pet portraits. Grand Islanders competence commend Swanson, who works part-time during Barista’s.

On a sidewalk, Kerilyn Mersch and her daughter, Kiersten, were offered cookies, cherry and plum jam, H2O and lemonade as a fundraiser. The mom of a fourth-grade clergyman during Hampton Public School has cancer.

Kiersten, 11, baked a chocolate chip cookies with her mother. “We done them only this morning, before we came. So they’re fresh.”

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