About an hour’s drive east of St. Louis on Interstate 70, the city of Greenville is gearing up for the 8th Annual Art Walk, an event that will feature art, music, food and more from 5 to 10pm on Fri., Sept. 28, on the Greenville Square.
“The ArtWalk is one of the most important events in this area,” says Martha Radcliff, president of Our Common Ground, a nonprofit organization based in Bond County, Ill., founded to establish an appreciation for the arts and for local and regional artists. “It grows bigger every year.”
Artists will present works of all mediums and will be on hand to chat with attendees – all to the backdrop of live jazz and bluegrass music.
This year’s event will feature two food trucks: The Sweet Divine and Chop Shop STL.
From Greenville, Marcoot Creamery will be on hand with its cheeses, all products of the Jersey cow. The Queen's Cuisine will be on hand with scones and other treats. Local wineries also will bring their wares for tasting, including Forsee Winery in Coffeen, Ill., and the Villa Marie and Piasa wineries, from Maryville, Ill.
Just as he does every year, Farmhaus chef Kevin Willmann will be returning to Greenville, his hometown, with his pit, to make gumbo and grilled flank steak to order.
A film festival also will be hosted by Feast contributing videographer Hannah Radcliff and Ed Calvey at Greenville College, which is right on the square, and the Greenville College gallery will feature art made from recycled materials.
Get more information on the Greenville Artwalk here.