By Janee Law
Several colorful flags will be spread throughout Huntington village on Sunday to act as landmarks for village-goers, as local art organizations and artists host the fourth Huntington Village Art Walk.
The self-guided tour is filled with a variety of artwork at seven different locations, where walkers can meet some of the artists, enjoy food and refreshments, and try their luck to win raffle prizes. And, for the first time, there will be a raffle prize at each location.
Wendy Curtis, co-owner of the Huntington Art Center, spearheaded the event in May 2016 as a way to help raise awareness and support the local galleries, museums and artists in Huntington.
Hosting the Art Walk twice a year, once in May and again in October, Curtis said she has continued with the event to build “community spirit for the arts and to educate people on the funky art scene that we have in Huntington village.”
The Huntington Art Center will feature work from artists such as Marie Sheehy Walker and Holly Gordon. In addition, the location will have performances by local Huntington musicians, Toby Tobias, Richie Guerrero and Cosmo Mallardi, from 12 noon-4 p.m.
Participating locations include fotofoto gallery and the Moon Rose (14 West Carver St.), b.j. spoke gallery (299 Main St.), The Huntington Art Center (11 Wall St.), Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (228 Main St.), Huntington Arts Council (213 Main St.), Heckscher Museum of Art (2 Prime Ave), and for the first time this year Clayvista at Conklin Barn (2 High St.).
The Art Walk kicks off at the Conklin Barn and will feature the artwork of Robin Horn, owner of Clayvista Studio. Specializing in handcrafted ceramic tiles and accessories, Horn, of Centerport, said she wanted to participate this October to expose her work to the community.
“I was really happy that Wendy had gone through the trouble to encourage the art scene in Huntington,” Horn said. “I thought it would be great to be a part of it.”
Horn will feature custom tile murals and wall décor trivets during the event, and will offer refreshments and a raffle for a gift basket.
“I hope to meet some new people that are interested in art and make some connections,” Horn said, adding that her expectation is for people to enjoy the day. “Even if they don’t buy anything, I’d love it if they come and enjoy looking around.”
With “The Lockhorns Meet Howard Huge: Cartoons by Bill & Bunny Hoest” exhibition on display at the Heckscher Park Museum of Art, the museum will have a book signing by writer Bunny Hoest during the Art Walk, from 1-3 p.m.
The Art Walk will take place this Sunday from 12 noon-4 p.m. For more information, visit Huntingtonartcenter.com.