First Friday to feature 55 different-plus artists and vendors


Staff report



GREENVILLE — Those who love love arts and crafts won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event will feature more than 55 different vendors, each offering art, crafts, or handmade items!

The event will be held from 6‐9 p.m. downtown Greenville on Friday.

“It will be a jam packed night, with so much to see and do,” said Susan Fowble, event chair volunteer. “We are excited to see everyone downtown!”

Vendors will be set‐up on the sidewalks in front of downtown businesses to showcase their items. The list of items offered include paintings, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, re‐purposed home decor, photography, pottery, and much more.

In addition to the art and crafts on display, many demonstrations will take place throughout the evening. The list includes rock balancing, chainsaw sculpting, wooden spoon carving and martial arts. The event will also feature live music located at multiple locations.

The evening features many activities for children to enjoy. The list includes face‐painting, Chalk‐the‐Block (a sidewalk chalk contest), a Kid’s Building Clinic provided by Lowe’s Home Improvement, animal and balloon sculptures, free ice cream provided by First Presbyterian Church, and more.

Beginning in March, the committee (consisting of Susan Fowble, Patti Jetter, Kim Murray, Mary Saintignon, Fran Brubaker, and Debbie Niekamp) have volunteered their time to work with Amber Garrett, the executive director for Main Street Greenville, to create the event.

“The Artisan Stroll is our largest First Friday event of the year and it would not be possible without the hard work of the committee. They are a wonderful group of ladies who are dedicated to creating a quality event for all to enjoy,” said Garrett.

Signs and flyers will be posted the night of the event with the schedule and the locations of each vendor. Main Street Greenville will also post the information on their website and Facebook page for people to download or view before the event.

This event is kindly sponsored by Interim Healthcare, Jafe Decorating, and Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. Interim Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of homecare and supplemental healthcare staffing services and can be contacted at 937‐459‐5911 or www.interimhealthcare.org . Jafe Decorating is a leading producer of specialty colored glass and can be contacted at 937‐547‐1888 or www.jafedecorating.com . Brookdale Senior Living Solutions provides personalized Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care options for seniors and can be reached at 937‐203‐8380 or www.brookdale.com .

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Staff report

Main Street Greenville is a non‐profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit www.DowntownGreenville.org or call 937‐548‐4998. A person can also like the organization on Facebook to receive updates on a regular basis ( www.facebook.com/mainstreetgreenville ).

Main Street Greenville is a non‐profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit www.DowntownGreenville.org or call 937‐548‐4998. A person can also like the organization on Facebook to receive updates on a regular basis ( www.facebook.com/mainstreetgreenville ).