Speaking of musicians, the event will feature Kelly Strickland, Julie Williams and Friends, Scott Wilde and Nanny and Natalia.
This year, 16 downtown merchants will be staying open late to host a part of the Art Walk. Stores also will host an artist who will be creating his or her art while customers in the store can watch art being created.
There will also be street painting and art, including chalk sidewalk art, weather permitting. Judy Butterfly Farlow will entertain children with faceprinting and balloon animals.
The organizers understand that men, women and children cannot live by art alone. For that reason, food trucks will be set up on Armed Forces Drive. The trucks include: Mountain Boys Kountry Kitchen, Opie’s Pizza Kitchen and Me & K’s.
There will also be some neat prizes that will be given away in a drawing after the walk. To qualify, pick up a passport at the start of the evening at Blue River Studio. The passport has a spot to be stamped by each of the 16 participating merchants. After all spaces have been stamped, take the completed passport back to Blue River for the drawing. Among the prizes are a basket of goodies donated by the merchants, a basket from Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank, a basket from Broad Street Hair Design and a basket from the Coffee Company. There will also be a basket full of kid’s stuff.