Greene Hosts Art Walk Thursday
Published: October 23rd, 2012
By: Kevin Doonan

GREENE – Denizens of Chenango County are invited to stroll, saunter, amble, wander around Greene’s historical downtown district while basking in the glow of fine arts and enjoying the last whispers of the season’s clement weather, for the Arts Council of Greene’s Harvest Art Walk, Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.

The walk is a chance to open up businesses to the community and expose patrons to a wide variety of arts. The first art walk, in August, was a huge success and it brought hundreds of people to the downtown plaza. “I dare say we had at upwards to 300 people strolling around enjoying the arts and getting to see our local businesses,” said coordinator and Arts Council member Sharon McLean. “It worked out so well last time and with so many positive things said, our August Art Walk got rave reviews.”

Inspired by the success of the summer event, other Greene establishments decided to throw in their lot with the Arts Council and will be joining in on the festivities Thursday evening. The Methodist Church will be hosting performer Claus Evans of the Cider Mill Playhouse in Binghamton. The Bed and Breakfast will also be participating this time around and a private residence on 52 North Chenango St. will be specially decorated for the event.

In conjunction to the Harvest Art Walk and in light of October’s spooky connotations, Greene’s paranormal society will be organizing at the library in nervous anticipation of a haunted ghost tour. Kids will find a more jovial form of entertainmented in the pumpkin painting also to be held during the Harvest Walk.

The local business venues hosting the variety of artists will be serving light refreshments and the entire event is free. But of course patrons will have to cough up some dough for any of the art pieces they wish to take home.

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