Art Walk in Somerset

by WHIZ Reporter on May 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

Hundreds of people in Perry County gathered in the Somerset Square Saturday for the 3rd Annual Perry County Art Walk.

Over 40 local artists and vendors were on hand to sell and showcase their artistic creations.

Jody McGaughey is in charge of coordinating the vendors for this year’s art walk, and said the idea started three years ago when a local artist wanted to put his talents on display.

Three years ago, Steve Austria, wanted to have an art display, so we just decided to have an art walk, so this is when that happened, and we put his artwork on display– the high school kids, and then it just blossomed from there," said McGaughey.

McGaughey adds that showcasing local artwork is not only something that draws attention to the talents of the community, but is fun for the whole family.

"I hope they will come back next year, and I hope they enjoy this, and they can see what the area people are capable of doing– their arts and their talents, and have a good time," McGaughey added.

In addition to artwork, visitors were welcomed with music on the square, as well as a hog roast and charity auction, with the proceeds benefiting somerset’s annual fourth of July celebration.