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Art crawl coming this summer

Art crawl coming this summer

March 14th, 2018 by Michelle Brooks in Local News

The third annual crawl event, sponsored by the California Progress Inc. (CPI), will feature local artists and craftsmen.

The art crawl will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23 at 12 locations across town. The juried event invites art media including clay, painting, fiber, metal and glass.

Artist applications are due by 5 p.m. March 30, CPI President Heather Allen, told the California Area Chamber of Commerce March 8.

Art crawl visitors are invited to stroll Old Town California to see work made by area hands. The California High School Art Club will help with the event. And an area will be designated for children to use sidewalk chalk.

The organization hopes the free event will kick-off its mural project, she said. CPI wants to see multiple murals painted on buildings along the historic corridor, depicting the area's history and growth.

The first mural will cost about $10,000 and will have a railroad theme.

Call 573-796-4071 or send an email to office@californiaprogressinc.org for more information.

In other business, the chamber:

Recognized Tom Winters for his recent award form the Federal Aviation Administration for his 50+ years as a master aviation mechanic.

Learned that the Ham and Turkey Festival committee has selected the Moniteau County Courthouse, which turns 150 this year, for its logo and ornament. The committee seeks talent for the south stage at the 2018 event. They meet at 5:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at city hall.

The next chamber annual dinner will be Jan. 26, 2019.

On the web: californiaprogressinc.org