Art Crawl returns

Healthy Community Partnership of Rogers County is pleased to announce its RoCo Spring Art Crawl in Claremore, Saturday, May 2 from 2pm – 6 pm. They are once again calling for local artists of all types to participate. The art will be displayed at local businesses and the artists have their choice to sell or just show their art as not for sale (NFS). If they decide to sell they receive 80% of their sales and the remaining 20% of the sales will go to support Healthy Community Partnership and future seasonal art crawls.

The Spring Art Crawl will be concentrated mainly in the downtown Claremore area, with more business participants than before:

•Main Street Tavern

•She Brews Coffee House

•Rhapsody Boutique Salon Spa

•Spectrum Paint

•The Cranberry Merchant

•Back in the Day

•The District on Main

•The Cozy Cottage

•Sailor Antiques and Collectibles & 412 Market Place

•A Place in Time

•District Baby

•Will Rogers Museum

In addition, there are several bands scheduled to play and street musicians, artists and performers are welcome to participate as well.

The Feature Artist at this spring event is Darlene Passmore-Armstrong with her whimsical and colorful art. Those who attended the Winter Art Crawl will notice some improvements at the spring event.

The group will begin collecting all styles of art March 2nd and ending April 24th. The following categories are included for the Spring Art Crawl event:

1) Mixed Media Art – using different items and art media for the pieces

2) Sculpture

3) Metal

4) Photography

5) Oil, Acrylic, and/or water color

6) Street musicians, performers, and artists are welcome to perform on the streets for donations

Artists of all ages wishing to participate and/or those interested in a fun, easy way to give back to your community by helping with set up, sitting with displays, and tearing down of event are needed. Please contact Grace Ballard with Foundations Behavioral Health at info@foundationsbehavioralhealth.org for information.

As with the successful winter event, this Spring Art Crawl fundraiser will continue to assist the Healthy Community Partnership (HCP) in its mission is to achieve lasting positive environmental change in Rogers County to prevent substance abuse and promote overall wellness for youth and across the lifespan. HCP was formed in March 2008 to combat substance abuse problems at the community level with a particular emphasis on prescription drug misuse. Through the efforts of HCP members, Rogers County now has nine permanent drop boxes where citizens may safely dispose of unused/unwanted prescription medications and mobile take-back events are now commonplace.  Over the years, the coalition member agencies and volunteers have expanded efforts to include underage drinking, tobacco/vape control, improved access to healthy foods, the wellness of younger children, monthly digital newsletters, and healthy living projects such as RoCo Fit, Wednesday Walking PALs and the Will Rogers Park renovation. 

The Healthy Community Partnership is continuing this event with more seasonal art crawls to follow They are hoping this will help showcase all the great artists in our community, and also assist them in funding more health promotion programs to make Rogers County a healthier place to live, work, play and visit.

Call now to participate by showing off your artistic talents or to volunteer, 918-283-4388.

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