Art Crawl event is slated for March 19
by: Sarah Grano

Downtown Lincolnton businesses and Lincoln County artists will come together for the Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton on March 19.

“I’m excited. I think all the artists are excited,” said Kae Wright, whose work will be featured at Rusty and Company and Treasures on Main.

“After the response that we had from last year’s art crawl, I think that everybody wanted in on it after seeing how well received it was.”

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the work of more than 50 artists displayed in 38 downtown businesses. Photography, woodworking, painting, pottery and more will be featured.

“I’m impressed by the number of artists in Lincoln County and the quality of art,” said Jason Harpe, director of the Lincoln County Historical Association.

The event is being organized by the Arts Council of Lincoln County, the Lincolnton Lincoln-County Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton and the Lincoln County Historical Society.

“It’s a collaborative effort,” Harpe said.

Last year’s event, which was the first of its kind, was organized by Lincoln County citizens Karen Banker, Sarah Paris and Mary Whisonant.

“We’re trying to follow the success of the Art Stroll from last year,” Harpe said.

In fact, downtown art crawls may begin to happen once every quarter rather than just once every year.

“If people enjoy it and there’s enough support for it, we could do it even more frequently than that,” Harpe said.

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