Join us in Downtown Frostburg for the
Saturday, April 29, 2017
3 pm – 8 pm
Live Music – Gallery Openings – Artisans – Demonstrations – Literature – Performing Arts – Kids Crafts
The following artists will be joining us for Arts Walk 2017! Click the links to view their work or to follow them on social media. More artists added daily, so check back often!
Allegany Allied Arts
Allegany Allied Arts is a non-profit arts organization based in Cumberland, Maryland. AAA books, produces, and promotes events at a variety of local venues. Their flagship production is the annual Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), which will be held at The Venue at Mezzos in Cumberland on October 5-6, 2017.
Ashley Diehl from Adopted Candles
Candles for a cause! Ashley Diehl creates 100% soy wax candles made in small batches with high quality fragrance oils. A portion from each sale is donated to the Allegany County Animal Shelter.
Bobby Croft from Bobby Croft Studios
Bobby Croft is a visual artist and educator who enjoys exploring different forms of creation. His artistic practice primarily consists of ceramics and painting, but he also enjoys experimenting with graphic design, printmaking, and sculpture. Bobby will be selling his unique handmade pottery at this year’s Arts Walk.
Becky Stemple from Fat Cat Jewelz
Becky creates statement jewelry pieces using semiprecious stones, beads, and crystals.
Brenda Caldwell from Aunt’s B’s Place
Brenda, or “Aunt B,” creates steampunk and industrial found-object sculptural work, functional decor, wearable art, and accessories.
Frostburg Fiber Depot
9 W. Main Street
Britt Silkey was born and raised in Silver Spring by her artist parents. She earned a BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis and a certificate of fine art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She is best known as a watercolorist who paints portraits of pets and people on commission. Her winning artwork is featured on the advertising and merchandise for the 2017 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Her work is inspired by storybooks, fairy tales, and real life.
Chad Andrews and Wayne Jones from Bending Glass Art
Bending Glass is a small studio located in Frostburg. There are currently two glass blowers working in the studio on a consistent basis, Chad Andrews (Owner) and his cousin Wayne Jones. Chad and Wayne will be giving live demonstrations of their glass blowing techniques in the St. Michael Church Courtyard. Their creations will be available for sale as well.
22 S. Broadway
Chaysie Barnes, a freshman in high school, is a painter who enjoys using watercolor and acrylics on canvas. Although she is just starting out, Chaysie says that painting helps her relax and feel accomplished creating something unique and beautiful. She says, “The more I paint, the more I really enjoy it, and I can feel myself getting better!”
Colored Pencil Society of America, Chapter 121 – Greater Cumberland
General Art Store
19 E. Main Street
The Colored Pencil Society’s talented local artists will be exhibiting their work in the General Art Store’s gallery for the Arts Walk. Their exhibit will continue through May.
Frostburg Lions Club
The Frostburg Lions Club will be displaying various sized artwork created with watercolors, charcoals, pastels, and pencil created by an inmate at WCI.
Hannah Ehlman from Hannah Jean Metalworks
Hannah is a local metalsmith who specializes in handmade bronze, copper, and sterling silver jewelry and sculptures. In 2016, American Craft Week, the nation’s largest celebration of handmade American craft, named Hannah one of their 30 Rising Stars Under 30. Read more about Hannah’s nomination here!
Jessalyn is a student at Frostburg State University who creates abstract works of art using acrylic paint.
Jill Deremer from Stitchcraft by Jill Deremer
Jill is a local seamstress who provides one-of-a-kind items, handmade with a lot of love and a little bit of magic! She will be selling clothing, bags, purses, and quilts, and also accommodates for custom orders and alterations.
Johnna Harvey from The Linden Tree
Johnna will be displaying her handmade soaps, scrubs, and body butters.
Marcy Chandler from Queen City Soaps
Marcy Chandler is a one woman operation and has been running Queen City Soaps since 2012. She started out making soap as an alternative to commercial brands that often irritated her sensitive skin. Now, she creates her own unique recipes and has expanded her line to include decorative hand soaps and doggy shampoo bars.
Mariah will be showcasing her wire-wrapped and electroformed jewelry, as well as crocheted figures and accessories.
Meggin Miller from Home Before Dawn
Home Before Dawn is a collective of Mountain Maryland makers and more. Meggin carries items made by local artists/artisans to help make your house a home. Works sold are made by real people for real people!
Mindy Wilkinson from She’s So Pretty
Mindy Wilkinson, owner of the She’s So Pretty boutique on Main Street in Lonaconing, will be selling bags, pillows, accessories, and retro-inspired ladies clothing made with upcycled textiles and fabrics.
Follow Mindy on Facebook
Check out Mindy’s work on Etsy!
Rebound Rob’s Rollin’ Records
Rebound Rob is back again! He will be set up at Main Street Books with crates of vinyl records. Roll on by and check out his collection!
Spectrum Design Services
9 E. Main Street
Robin began working in stained glass in 1990 & discovered a media that was challenging, versatile & fun. Largely self taught, Robin makes pieces in stained glass ranging from small animals made from glass nuggets to large panels & windows. She also makes sun catchers, kaleidoscopes, and other 3D projects. “I enjoy designing a piece of stained glass using colors & textures that show the effects of light on & through the glass. I have found that stained glass is the media through which I am best able to express the beauty of colors & textures working together.”
Sharon Ryan of Sharon Ryan Art
Sharon Ryan specializes in canvas paintings, painted vases, and handcrafted shell jewelry perfect for the mermaid in your life!
Stacey Pearson Pottery
Stacey Pearson received a BFA with a concentration in ceramics. Being a recent Frostburg transplant, her inspiration is shifting from the cityscapes of New York City to a more rustic feel of her new surroundings. The pots she creates are wheel-thrown and altered. They are fully functional and are food-safe and watertight.
Special Events / Performances
Book signing – Jim Rada
Where: Main Street Books, 2 E. Main Street
When: 4 – 6 PM
Author Jim Rada will be at Main Street Books from 4 – 6 PM signing copies of his newest title – SECRETS OF GARRETT COUNTY: Little-Known Stories & Hidden History of Maryland’s Westernmost County
Glass blowing demonstration with Chad Andrews and Wayne Jones from Bending Glass Art
Sharon Bogard of The Poppin’ Kettle will be selling freshly-popped gourmet kettle corn during Arts Walk. Try the original kettle corn or one of her four specialty flavors: Old Bay, Cheddar, Spicy Ranch, and Chocolate Drizzle!
Kids Craft at City Place – Hosted by Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation
3 – 8 PM
Kids Craft on the Arts Bus
Where: The Arts Bus on Main Street, parked near the Palace Theatre
Live Performance: Karen & Zach Heeter
Live Performance: Laura Taylor’s piano students
Where: Main Street Books, 2 E. Main Street
When: 3 – 4 PM
Live Performance: Mountain City Center for the Arts
Pottery Throwing Demonstration with Stacey Pearson