Friday, December 19, 2008

Come Stroll With Me

All y'all are all invited to come to Lincolnton and join in the Art Stroll in Downtown Lincolnton featuring the work of over 70 artists in 15 locations on 1 special night.

Date: Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Why: Because you love art. Because you know nothing about art but you are interested in learning more. Because you want to be a part of the community. Because you like live music. Because you like wine tastings. Because IT'S FREE. Because you enjoy beautiful, downtown Lincolnton. Because IT'S FUN. Because January is such a BLAH month and this will certainly add a little ZIP to things. Because you enjoy meeting new people. Because you like complimentary refreshments. Because you've never been to Lincolnton before. Because you like to stroll. Because you just saw your post-holiday credit card statement but can't stand the thought of a Friday night at home. Did I mention because it's FREE and FUN?

To me, the most amazing thing about this event is that no one owns it. The Art Stroll in Downtown Lincolnton is a truly collaborative effort comprised of professional and local artists, downtown business and property owners, select city, county, and non-profit agencies, and even a church. No single organization is in charge and everyone participating is responsible for the event's success.

I am but a humble volunteer, helping with some publicity efforts, and it has been a truly incredible experience so far. The interest people have in what we are doing is overwhelming and the buzz on ASDL is growing. Want proof? Check out Sarah Grano's article in today's Lincoln Times News.

So what can you do?

1) Spread the word, near and far, to friends and enemies, relatives and neighbors, colleagues, boyfriends, girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, the vet, your hairdresser, your favorite bartender, the UPS guy - everyone and anyone you know. Don't have your own Blog to post about this? Simply send them to our website - it's got all the info people need.

2) Strap on your strolling shoes and come to Lincolnton on the 23rd for an incredible night of art, fun, friends and all the rest of that good stuff.

Hope to see you there!

And if that ain't country, I'll kiss your...