Welcome to the Hairy Art Palace where women with hairy arm pits create art with yarn, floss, felt, paint and laughter. Meet Hairy Mary, play I Spy with the art (win a prize) or try the other goofy art games and puzzles, enjoy wine and the black and white food table (that's black and white food not the table. Well actually the table's black too.) and of course view Awesome Art. The Jafagirls have created a funhouse of interactive art. If you're willing to crawl along the floor you can even see the "The Dog Gallery." Then listen to a radio interview with Bitty the dog. OK that's my … [Read more...] about The Hairy Art Palace in Yellow Springs
What do you think? Can a dog paint? You get to decide for yourself this Saturday August 13th at Art On The Lawn. The featured artist for this 28-year-old Fine Arts and Crafts Fair in Yellow Springs is a Great Dane. He has been in the show for 2 years now and the artists at Village Artisans (who run Art On The Lawn) decided that this year they would make him their featured artist. OK, I loved his work, I’ve met him but I still had this little doubt at the back of my mind. Can a dog realllly make art? So here is the inside scoop about Mozart Dane. Straight from Beth Mack of the … [Read more...] about Art On The Lawn in Yellow Springs
Summer is amazing, all of a sudden there is just so much to do. And I want to do it all! (Well not really, all. Would you believe 1/2?) But here comes another great summer weekend that I have been looking forward to for months! I want to play at the Cirque, pop my gob of gum onto the Traveling Gum Wall, dance with my sweetie under the stars, and, and, well you get the idea. The Yellow Springs Experience is this weekend, July 15th-17th. There are special events for kids, events for families and lots of fun activities you can enjoy by yourself or with a friend. It starts on Friday … [Read more...] about The Yellow Springs Experience
Do you find yourself grinning and “Woo Hooing” when someone says let's go dancing? Have I got a night made for you! On Saturday July 16th Yellow Springs will be packed with opportunities to dance. Dance Event #1 At 6:30p.m. and 8 p.m. The Show—a Springfield-Yellow Springs based rock trio will be performing original, high-energy music that spans genres from garage and surf, to punk and funk! This musical event accompanies a 6-9 p.m. art exhibit called Synesthesia , featuring concert posters by Ryan Henry & guests. Henry’s designs are influenced from the Art Noveau and … [Read more...] about Gotta Dance? Do it in Yellow Springs!
Street Fair is Coming! Plans for summer events are really brewing around Yellow Springs. The Chamber is full of signs ready to go out and huge maps of booth positions. Artists are dropping in with questions. You can feel the energy in the air. Street Fair is coming June 11th 9 a.m.-5 p.m.! Everywhere I turn, artists are working feverishly to get a booth full of pottery, sculpture, paintings, hand-crafted clothes, bags or unique jewelry ready for you. One of my favorites is Jennifer Float’s booth with her colorful and whimsical paintings. Jenny is a happy painter. She has a very … [Read more...] about Yellow Springs Street Fair is Coming!
It’s a bit mind-boggling. There are almost too many art events going on in Yellow Springs this October 15th-17th weekend…… nah! Friday night is Art Sroll, and I am really looking forward to that. But I’ve already told you about Art Stroll in my last blog. Though I do have 2 new offering to add to Friday night’s mix: At 8 p.m. you can stop by the Gardens of 100 Corry Street for a free outdoor theater performance of- “Hey that’s a Nice Bike “ created by Vanessa Query. A second performance at 9 p.m. will be in the courtyard in front of Sam &Eddies on Xenia Ave. From 5p.m.-9p.m, in … [Read more...] about Art Weekend in Yellow Springs
On Third Friday, there was a fiddler playing in the moonlight in the first garden of Alan Macbeth’s fantastical building on Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs. On the side of the building is a beautiful, warm mural of an African woman and her child. To get to the Yellow Springs Arts Councils Gallery you pass under the swooping brick arch and enter by the fountain. There is another garden in the back with tables and chairs to sit and enjoy this enchanted, peace filled space. The show I came to see was a whimsical combination of Sharon Mohler’s sculpted miniature stories in the round and Karen … [Read more...] about Third Fridays in Yellow Springs
Sometimes visitors to Yellow Springs ask, “Where’s the Art? I heard this was an art town but there aren’t rows of galleries like other art towns I’ve visited.” Here’s my answer “the whole town is a gallery.” Art is everywhere in Yellow Springs, you sit on it - the mosaic benches and the painted daisy benches. You lean against it- the knit and felt covered benches. You can touch it on the poles in the knit graffiti. Visit the public restrooms in the Train Station and look up. It’s a Loo with a view! Local artists started the Chamber Pot Gallery 4 years ago. Walk behind Xenia Ave. … [Read more...] about Where’s the Art in Yellow Springs?