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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Residents will get the chance to enjoy arts and crafts at the first Art Walk on Saturday, May 3.
From 3 to 8:30 p.m., area artists and crafters will be in Hammondís Ferry to display and sell their works.
La Petite Gallerie is hosting the event and is aiming to make it an annual occasion.
Maps will be available at the restaurants and in La Petite Gallerie, showing the location of the booths and tents. Bright helium balloons also will guide patrons along the path, which will feature vendors located in areas ranging from Brick Pond Market and Manuelís Bread Cafť to La Petite Gallerie and more. Music by the band Acosta will be provided from 5 to 8 p.m., Fat Mans Food Truck will provide food in the park. There will also be music at the beginning of the stroll provided by Ted Myers in front of Brick Pond Market for a few hours that evening.
The event will benefit three charities. The first is Community Ministries of North Augusta, who will have art for sale as well as other items and collectibles and will be located by Brick Pond Market.
Also, proceeds from Jill Staffordís Gallerie will go to help in the fight to save young girls from human trafficking. Stafford will go to Nicaragua in January with a medical team and will be at House of Hope to minister to young women and their children.
The third charity will be located in Boeckh Park, where The American Heart Association will also host a tent with some giveaways and a raffle.