Arts in the Alley 2015The 36th Annual Arts in the Alley Music & Arts Festival is this weekend, September 19th and 20th. This popular event, hosted by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce, features more than 100 juried exhibitors who display and sell fine art, photography, jewelry, crafts, fabric art, glasswork, pottery, and wood creations. There will also be plenty of live entertainment.

This year, we will once again hold the Budding Artist Post Card Coloring Contest. This will be the third year that we have done this contest, and it is always a hit! There will be four age categories: pre-school, elementary, intermediate, and high school. The contest entries will be narrowed down and then we will post them to our Facebook page. The entry with the most amount of total likes will have their artwork printed as a postcard. We will hand out the postcards to visitors and prospective visitors who request information about Grove City. We will also give out the postcards at events, such as Boo on Broadway and AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo.

If you are a budding artist or you know one, be sure to stop by our booth at Arts in the Alley this Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10am-8pm and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 11am-5pm. For some inspiration, here are the winners from last year’s contest:Processed with Rookie Cam

The winning artwork from the 2014 Postcard Coloring Contest is shown above. From top to bottom: Olivia, 4th grade; Katie, age 5; and Jared, Middle school.