Downtown Fenton hosts eighth annual Art Walk

Gracie Warda, Online editor

On July 14, 2018, the Fenton Community Center invited artists from across Michigan to participate in the eighth annual art walk. Artists were able to set up booths in downtown Fenton to showcase, sell and advertise their works.

“This is my third year in the Fenton Art Walk,” artist Steve Wood said. “I like coming to the local art walk to sell and show off my paintings. This isn’t my full time job, I just do it for fun on the side. I’m really happy to be here.”

Music, paintings and sculptures were among the mediums showcased at the event. The Fenton Community center hosted the artists with help from volunteers, including Fenton’s very own National Honor Society students.

“I’m helping out at the community center for the summer,” Intern Jack Fleming said. “I help out with a lot of local events, like Back to the Bricks and Triathlons and such. I really like the Fenton Art Walk, it’s nice to see the community coming together to appreciate art.”

The Art Walk was open to the community, free of charge.

“We heard about it from Facebook,” Attendee Joann Stahl said. “This is a quaint, safe little area to have an event like this, where I’m from we don’t have events like this, so it’s really fun.”

Anyone interested in participating in or attending next year’s Art Walk can get updates through the Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation website.