Art Crawl, one of German Village's most celebrated summer events, has more to offer patrons this year, organizers said.
For starters, food trucks from Giant Eagle and Seminary Hill Farm plus offerings from some of the most popular beers in the area such as Wolf's Ridge Brewing, Platform Beer Co. and Hofbrauhaus Columbus will be part of the event.
Wine will be provided by Hausfrau Haven and cocktails by Middle West Spirits.
"That's what we're calling it: new and improved," said Greg Gamier, co-chairman of the German Village Business Society.
Art Crawl will be held 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, on Macon Alley, between Frankfort and East Whittier streets.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at germanvillage.com or at the entrance gate at Frankfort and Macon.
More than 30 artists, representing all types of media, will take over the garages along Macon.
Among the featured items will be paintings, photos, artisan blown glass and jewelry.
Also closing this year is Lansing Street, between Mohawk and Fifth streets, "to give us more breathing room," said Jeff Lowe, the other co-chairman of the German Village Business Community.
A new stage on Lansing will offer live music, improv comedy, the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus and musical theater.
"It will be very exciting," said Chelsea Craig, donor relations and marketing coordinator for the German Village Society.
Gamier and Lowe have implemented a green element into Art Crawl.
Reusable beer and wine glasses will be available for $3 each and will cost $7 to fill. They can be reused at home and at future Art Crawls, Gamier said.
"We're trying to be as environmentally friendly as we can," he said.