Editorial: Wait until after Saturday before writing summer’s obituarySchool has started, so has the football season, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and most of us are writing off summer 2011.
School has started, so has the football season, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and most of us are writing off summer 2011.
But wait. There’s another outdoor attraction taking place this Saturday to be added to your summer bucket’s list: Art on the Kinni.
This is the 16th straight year for the local juried art fair. You couldn’t ask for a finer urban setting than along the scenic White Pathway of the Kinnickinnic River and Lake George.
There will be food booths, picnic tables, live stage music, and abundant displays and demonstrations of art and art making, from pottery and blown glass to paintings and jewelry.
The White Pathway is designed for strolling and browsing these exhibits. With the holiday season on the horizon, you may be tempted to begin your gift shopping.
Those purchases not only support area vendors and artists, but they provide a shot in the arm for the vitality of the local art community. Speaking of that, Art on the Kinni continues to be sponsored by the River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB).
Last year’s Art on the Kinni drew well over 3,000. But the event goes on all day starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m., so people come and go and crowding isn’t a problem. Those attending arrive with friends or bring children and pets. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual.
Hey, summer fun is not quite over — at least not in River Falls. See for yourself Saturday.
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