Art Walk in Beach Haven Looks Like a Keeper

Jun 27, 2018
Photo by: Jack Reynolds

Based on the success of its initial effort, the Beach Haven Chamber of Commerce views the recent Art Walk in the borough as an annual event. Its mission was to create a fine arts and fine crafts festival along Bay Avenue, from Sixth Street to Pearl Street, “offering great art for display and sale to the public” along with encouraging the some 35 exhibitors to demonstrate their work.

“We got a lot of positive feedback from the artists and the business community,” said Genevieve Cunningham, chamber treasurer, who co-chaired the event with Nicole Baxter. “We were very encouraged and look to have it again next spring.”

Mediums displayed included numerous styles of painting, pencil sketching, acrylics, pottery, photography, metal works and jewelry.

In addition, there was entertainment. On the north end of the event, Marty and the Martians were performing. Joe Pahlow and Andrew Rusk performed on Centre Street, and the Brightest Star School of Performing Arts was featured in front of borough hall. In front of the Woo-Hoo, people heard the island sounds of Steel Margarita.

Marty Mayo, the frontman for the Martians, also served as a caricature artist. Sarah Cannavo provided face painting, and Maddie Liz offered henna tattoos.  

“I think it really went well,” said Mayor Nancy Taggart Davis. “It was a very busy weekend on the Island with the film festival (Lighthouse International Film Festival). I took time out to walk down Bay Avenue, and there was a lot of beautiful art work on display.” E.E.

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