SHENANGO VALLEY — Editor's Note: This is the first in a regular series by local artist Alane Jewel that highlights the various art events and activities that are happening in the greater Shenango Valley area.
By Alane Jewel
It always feels good to sit down and write, it’s even better to take a moment out of my day to write about the arts. It’s a pretty exciting time for our region with the upstart of so many new art opportunities and events for artists and the community to take advantage of. Although I’ve been trying to take it easy and kick back to focus on my own painting, I’m surprised looking at my calendar to see how busy the next few weeks will be trying to keep up with our sprouting art scene. I’ve tried to include links to each events Facebook pages below to help you stay in the loop on the local arts.
With the warmer weather upon us, nothing beats some time spent outside in the sun. Artie Gras, a weekly outdoor artist bazaar, kicked off this week and will continue from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 13 off the back patio of Quaker Steak & Lube in Sharon. There’s live music to enjoy and a variety of artists representing different mediums from jewelry to fine art oil paintings by artist Phil Meyers to visit with each week. http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtieGras/331791054820
New this year, Rosewood Vintage Guitars in Sharon is hosting a Front Porch Acoustic Jam from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Expect to see the yard covered in chairs and blankets enjoying the talents of area musicians. Bring your family and sprawl on the lawn too, sounds like the place to be! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosewood-Vintage-Guitars/169511309815260