Art takes many forms during Tunkhannock’s Fall Fest this Saturday, Oct. 2, highlighting the creations of artists whose medium is paint, as well as those who create art with fabrics, threads, wire, clay and musical instruments. Traditionally, Tunkhannock celebrated the art of quilt making in October, and quilts will again be on display at many locations, as well as the United Methodist Church, on Church St.
Hometown Fall Fest is organized and sponsored by the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association, in conjunction with Kitson Ats Alliance. “We are very happy to be working with Kitson Arts Alliance for this celebration of Art,” relates Nancy Parlo, TBPA director. Fall Fest is a great time to enjoy the many art and music opportunities throughout town and see what is new in area businesses and shops. The day’s activities are advertised as 10am-5pm but may vary at specific locations.”
Returning this year is the quilt show at the United Methodist Church, 4 Church St. Quilts will be displayed along the church pews as well as draped and hung in breathtaking fashion. The church is also holding a bake sale and basket sale. The Dietrich Theater will continue the quilt theme with a Quilt and Needlework Exhibit, organized by Kitson Arts Alliance. Additionally, being presented is “Glow Show” with Rick Koval, sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. What you see isn’t always what you see, especially with fluorescent minerals. See why some rocks offer a rainbow of color while others do not. Free samples after presentation. Reservations requited 570-836-1022 ext 3.
Kitson Arts Alliance has organized the following artists and musicians along Tioga Street:
Artists – Michelle McKenzie with art dioramas; Jill Kutz Swartley, from Viva Villa Farm who offers goat milk soap, lotion, holiday items and wool products; Marina King Clay Creations; Matthew Howell with wood carvings from vintage salvaged wood; Jeremy Werkheiser with welded art pieces, Busy Bee Baker, Calliope Creations by Brian Antosh, and Grace Dove with Native American Art.
Plein Air artists – L.P. Howard, Greg Pelly, Michelle Thomas, Sue Jayne and Mary Sadaukas will be stationed at different points in town painting.
Musicians – Matt Bennick, Blakgraz, The Sorters, Gary Carl.
The Endless Mountains Counsel of The Arts will have a booth near the Nationwide Insurance/Manci Agency office. They will be displaying the art of Sue Palackas, Michelle Thomas, Sue Jayne, and Mary Sadaukas.
Ebb’s Candy Car is hosting the tie-died creations of Nikkie Stone and soup from Hotel Almont, Nicholson.
Greenwood’s Furniture will display a great collection of quilts throughout the store. Additionally, they are planning some fun outdoor activities with photo opportunities for the whole family! They are sponsoring kids Pumpkin bowling, along with the opportunity to meet Miss Pumpkin and a fun “Seasonal Stage” to take a family photo.
Wyoming County Beverage at 120 E. Tioga St will offer tastings of Octoberfest/Fall Favorites from 10 am – 2pm. No event would be complete without food and Hometown Fall Fest will be no exception. Area restaurants are featuring fall themed items on their menus from beverages to desserts.
Inside The Kitson Arts Gallery will be Jennifer Sause Brennan and Paper Mache creations, Billy Brandenburg with hand drawn sketches and Mixed Media art, along with Red Barn Rocks and minerals. Outside, the gallery will host a sampling of Gallery Art and Antiques.
JR’s Hallmark in the Towne Plaza will have an “Enter to Win” and a food sampling. Creekside Garden, 4 Village Lane, is hosting Tunkhannock Farmer’s Market, along with the pumpkin walk.
PreHempt Boutique will get kids crafting with Pipe Cleaner Corn Cobs. Eclectic Heart Antiques, 2 E. Tioga St., now has Lake Carey merchandise, and will be offering a special red tag sale with some items up to 50 % off. Chalk Mineral Paint and Supplies are 15%.
Mr. Zim Zim’s will display a variety od quilts inside and out while across the street at The Old Store, kids will have the opportunity to create art with sidewalk chalk. Wells Fargo is also display quilts.
Nimble Hill Winery and Brewing Company at 3971 US 6 will offer “Jack be Nimble” beer at $4 a pint along with Mulled wine $5 (plus tax) a glass. They will host artist Sarrah Dibble-Camburn, a mixed media and abstract painter who also enjoys painting animals, especially horses.
The day wraps up with music at the Blogg, starting at 8pm. Performances by Matt Bennick, The Sorters and Blakgraz is presented by Kitson Arts Alliance.
For a complete list of Hometown Fall Fest activities check www.tunkhannockbusiness.com or Facebook for the Event Page Hometown Fall Fest.