Explore Elgin Arts & Culture May 21
The event is sponsored by the City of Elgin Sesquicentennial committee, and many downtown businesses are participating.
Clever Tiger, 114 Depot Street
Join us for live painting, demos, book signing, music, and more! 10:00-6:00
Live painting by Hunter Saltzgiver, Trey Abraham, Carlos Gandia, Juan and Rosemary Villegas, and more. Book/poster signing by The Impossible Winterbourne.
Twisted Garage Art Studio, 206 W 3rd Street
“Not Your Ordinary Yard Sale” (art, antique, vintage, retro, shabby chic, collectables) 8:00 to 3:00
Artist and Makers Market, hosting multiple artists and makers, 10:00-5:00
Bonnie Groves Art Studio, 402 N Ave A
Original Artwork including wire wrapped crystal jewelry, hand painted gourds (holidays, dragons, flowers, cats and more!), handmade wands and staffs with gemstones & runes, and mosaics, 10:00-3:00
Wild Spirit Art Works, Elizabeth Sullivan, 408 N Avenue E
Meet the artist and view her original artwork.
Community mural: Free! All ages welcome! Supplies provided! 10:00-6:00.
Remember Me Tattoos, 14 N Main Street
Meet the artist and walk in consultations available all day, as well as several different artists original work on display in store for viewing. 1:00-10:00pm
To The Point, 25 N Main Street
Hammer In (live forging and knifemaking demos, knife and knife related vendors) and live music in the bank parking lot behind the shop, 10:00-4:00
Makers' Market at Veteran' Memorial Park, 109 Depot Street
This market is hosted by the Elgin Farmers' Market featuring 20+ artists, makers, growers, food vendors and live music. Explore what your local artisans have to offer from 11:00-4:00.
Mary Christian Burleson Foundation, 117 Louise Street
Mandala Rock Painting for all ages, “House painting” – paint a picture of the MCB house! All supplies provided! Tours of the historic property and efforts to preserve it, live artist demonstrations, 12:00-3:00.
Guided Public Art Walks
10:00-11:00 and 4:00-5:00 beginning at The Owl, 106 N Main Street.
Artists that will discuss their works during the Guided public Art Walk:
Ashley Smith, unveiling of new mural at the Elgin Courier.
Tom Besson, new mural at Advocacy Outreach.
Bill Montgomery, “Texas Horned Lizard”.
(Complete self-guided Art Walk online.)
Elgin Memorial Park, Kids to Parks Day!, 1127 N Main Street, at the pavilion
Hosted by Elgin Parks and Recreation, this event will include numerous activities including:
“Yarn Bombing the Park “art installation (thru June 30th), “Chalk It Up” art event and games, 10:00-6:00
New mural designed and in development by Elgin High School
Church Tours 1:00-3:00
First Presbyterian Church, 303 N Avenue C
First United Methodist Church, 216 W 3rd Street
Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 701 S Main Street
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 302 W 11th Street
Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, 401 E 8th Street
Chemn Café, 114 N Main Street
Drink special, “The 150”, a 12 oz Purple Blueberry Raspberry Hibiscus Tea, opens @8:00am
The Owl, 106 N Main Street
Artist Jill Robinson, 12:00-2:00
Happy Basset, 127 Roy Davis Rd Suite 4D
Grand Opening! Live music, Pup Photo Booth, more surprises to come! 11:00-5:00
Elgin Meadery, 109 Central Avenue
Live music, featuring Beth Lee, 6:00 – 8:00pm