Philippi Art Stroll kicks off April 29

The Philippi Art Stroll will host local and regional artists from 5-8 p.m. April 29.

“From visual artists working in pastels, oils, multiple media, finger paints, pencils and photography to musical artists celebrating blue grass, easy listening and traditional music to artisans working with needle crafts and fabric, quilting, jewelry and whimsical bling to literary artists expressing themselves in prose and poetry, to tap dancers strutting their stuff, to a drumming circle, to master gardeners working to create foods and flowers, the Philippi Art Stroll has something for every lover of the arts in all their glories,” announces the Philippi Art Stroll Committee, a group of community volunteers representing Philippi Main Street and Barbour County Schools.

More than 25 local and regional artists plus a large group of student artists will exhibit their talents in 20-plus downtown businesses, churches and public facilities, private homes and on the Court House Square for this year’s spring stroll from 5-8 p.m. Additionally, seven venues will host music and the Barbour County Arts and Humanities Council will sponsor a reception for the public and for all artists at the Taj Moe Hall the latter part of the evening.

A new component of the Art Stroll for 2014 is activity coordinated by the Healthy Families Initiative Grant. Strollers will be able to participate in “yoga on the lawn” at 5:30 and 6 p.m. and to have their BMI checked, both activities taking place on the Courthouse Square. Then strollers may engage in a one-mile walk by starting their exhibit viewing at the Historical Museum by the Covered Bridge and finishing up at Sticks ‘n Stiches, the Stroll’s beginning and end points.

Any artist who has not already registered to participate but is interested in joining in the April 29 exhibit should contact Tammy Stemple at 304-457-3700 or Karen Larry at 304-457-3773.