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Chilton County vendors registered for Montevallo Artwalk

Published 6:51pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013

An Artwalk in Montevallo is planned for Oct. 26 from 3-7 p.m.

The Artwalk is a collaborative effort between the University of Montevallo and the city of Montevallo with support from the Montevallo Arts Council.

To date, more than 60 artists and vendors from Shelby, Chilton, Bibb and Jefferson counties are registered to participate.

Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses and draw the university into the community while highlighting both the local and university eclectic art communities.

Artists will set up booths along Main Street and inside some businesses to display and sell their work with live music adding to the “street party” atmosphere.

The theme for this Artwalk is “Artstalk” and will feature a “Thriller” performance by the Birmingham Ballet at 5:30 p.m.

Everyone in attendance is encouraged to dress in costume for the event. A costume contest will be from 3-6 p.m. at the Artwalk main tent. Adult prizes include gift certificates to be spent at an artist’s booth at Artstalk. Children’s prizes include tickets to McWane Center and a gift certificate to Falcon Art Supply in Montevallo.

The Montevallo Junior City Council will host children’s activities during the event.

Artists and vendors are encouraged to include Halloween-inspired artwork (but not required) and provide candy for guests.

There will also be a drawing for a unique ghost sculpture by local artists Andy Cummings and the Tinman.

The event will conclude with the University of Montevallo’s student newspaper, The Alabamian hosting a campus ghost walk at 7 p.m.

Student artists can secure booth space for $12, while booths for non-students cost $25.

Artists interested in participating in the upcoming Artwalk can fill out an application online at www.montevalloartwalk.com by Oct. 18 to secure a spot.

For more information, visit www.montevalloartwalk.com or email montevalloartwalk@gmail.com.

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