Main Street hosts Art Stalk this Saturday


    With a “tip of the hat” to Halloween, the City of Montevallo and the University of Montevallo will host the fall version of Artwalk, themed “Art Stalk,” Oct. 27 from 4–8 p.m. in downtown Montevallo. 
    In addition to being a lively night on the town, the Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses and draw the university into the community while highlighting both the local and university art communities. To date, more than 50 artists are registered to participate.
    Featured at this event will be a shipment of more than 250 pieces of pottery from Echizen, Japan, Montevallo’s sister city. The pottery will be available for purchase at Art Stalk, marking the first time it has been for sale in the United States. 
    During Montevallo Artwalk, many Main Street businesses will keep their doors open later than usual and provide refreshments free to the public. Artists will set up booths along Main Street and inside some of the businesses to display and sell their work. Tickets will be available for purchase for the opportunity to take home a blue heron sculpture carved from cedar by local artist Andy Cummings. Live music also will add to the “street party” atmosphere. 
    In the spirit of Halloween, those in attendance are encouraged to dress up for the event. A contest emphasizing original, non-commercial costumes will be held throughout the evening at the Artwalk tent. Costume contest prizes will be awarded in three categories: best adult costume, best kids costume, and funniest costume. The winner of the best adult costume will receive original stained glass artwork donated by Masterson Fine Arts & a gift certificate donated by Eclipse Coffee & Books. The best kids costume winner will receive bowling pass for 10 donated by Oak Mountain Lanes. And the final prize for funniest costume will be free passes to AmStar Cinema in Alabaster.