German Village Gazette

Art Crawl has diverse lineup, chairman says

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Saturday, July 20, the normally quiet Macon Alley will be teeming with artists, musicians, food from local restaurants and visitors.

The annual German Village Art Crawl will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. along the alley from Whittier Street to Frankfort Street.

Jeff Lowe, chairman of the Art Crawl and co-owner of German Village Pet Supply, said 29 artists and four demonstrators will offer an array of media that should appeal to almost every palate.

It is expected to draw up to 700 people, Lowe said.

"We're very excited to turn garages into art galleries that night and welcome visitors to the area," Lowe said.

The Art Crawl is the largest fundraiser for the German Village Business Community, a group of independent businesses that share resources and promote the historic community.

Tickets, $20 each, are available at www.gvbusinesscommunity.com or the night of the event at any of the four gates: Whittier, Kossuth, Lansing or Frankfort streets.

The price of admission includes samples of food from several local eateries, including Barcelona, Sidecar Catering, T. Murray's, Pistacia Vera, Starbucks, Juergen's, G. Michael's and the Hey Hey Bar and Grill.

Admission also includes two drink tickets, which can be used for wine, beer, bottled water or pop.

Live entertainment will be provided by the Good Time Charlies, a Dixieland band; steel drummer Joseph Glenn; blues and jazz guitarist Al Smyth; and Sugarfoot, which plays pop music from the 1960s and '70s.

Those visiting the Crawl for the first time should be mindful of permit-parking restrictions in the area, Lowe said.

"You need to watch your signage down here," he said. "German Village is tough."

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