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Fairbury First Friday Art Walk Scheduled For Aug. 1st, Fairbury NebraskaFairbury First Friday Art Walk Scheduled For Aug. 1st

Fairbury’s First Friday event is scheduled for Friday, August 1st in downtown Fairbury. Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors to downtown Fairbury can enjoy many art forms, including photography, paintings, sculpture and pottery created by local artists.

The August Art Walk will include 3 stops and participants in the walk will be given punch cards which will be placed in a drawing for a grand prize.

Art Gone Haywire, Fairbury NebraskaThe first stop on the art walk is the Jefferson County Art Guild is located at 511 5th Street, across the street from the Campbell Bros Circus Mural. On display for show and sale will be works created by members of the Guild, which meets each Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for "paint-ins". The August art walk will feature the works of Fairbury artist Cory Carstens of “Art Gone Haywire” (www.ArtGoneHaywire.com). Started in 2012, Art Gone Haywire is in the business of designing handcrafted pieces made from haywire/softwire, copper and other metals, then decorated with paint, beads, gems and/or rocks. Visitors to the Guild will be able to meet Carstens and enjoy live music by Fairbury musician, David Hunt.

New Earth Clay Pottery, Fairbury Nebraska\Located at 515 4th Street, New Earth Clay Pottery features locally made stoneware pottery by Bill Robbins of Fairbury and is Fairbury’s only working pottery. The gallery regularly features (for viewing and for sale) functional stoneware pottery, ceramic art, handmade tiles, jewelry, porcelain, paintings, hand-made paper, photography, sculpture and art glass pieces produced by local & regional artists.  The gallery doors will be open for the art walk from 5 – 8 p.m.

Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room, Fairbury NebraskaDenise Howe, Fairbury Nebraska First Friday Art WalkVisitors to Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room, located at 508 E Street, can view the "century-old" brick wall and massive limestone fireplace made entirely of sculpted concrete, created by artist Thom Hunt of BB Studios of Fairbury. For the August Art Walk, Hunt’s work of art will provide the backdrop for a wine-tasting event featuring WunderRosa Winery from Roca, NE. A variety of handcrafted, Nebraska-made wines will be available for sampling and for sale (must be 21). Live music by musician Denise Howe of Lincoln will entertain First Friday attendees from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the door and includes a selection of hors d’oeuvres by Chef Bob Albrecht of Nelson. Proceeds from the wine tasting event will benefit local art projects and future First Friday Art Walk events.

Charlotte Endorf, Writters Symposium, Fairbury NebraskaAlso at Stagecoach Mall, author and Fairbury native Charlotte Endorf will be on hand to greet visitors and sign books as part of the Nebraska Authors and Artists Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2nd at the Fairbury Elks Lodge. (Tickets and information at www.NebraskaAuthorsAndArtists.com). Endorf has written many books about the orphan train and the North Platte canteen and portrays Annie Oakley as a Humanities Nebraska Speaker.

Alan Bartels, Writters Symposium, Fairbury NebraskaFeatured artist and photographer Alan Bartels, will present an exhibit entitled, “Canvassing Nebraska”, a collection of photographs he has taken on his travels throughout the state of Nebraska as assistant editor of Nebraska Life magazine. Bartels is also in Fairbury for the Nebraska Authors and Artists Symposium which is part of the Trail of Authors event, being held in communities along Nebraska’s Heritage Highway, Aug. 1-3. (More information at www.HeritageHighway136.com/TrailOfAuthors).

 
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