Following on the heels of Art on the Kinni last month comes the Main Street Art Crawl from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

The 15th annual Art Crawl is expected to draw more than 30 artists who are hosted by more than 20 downtown business sites between Pine and Spring streets.

River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB) has sponsored the Art Crawl since its inception.

“This is just a wonderful chance for folks to get in some early Christmas shopping while getting a good look at what our many local artists have to showcase,” said Steve Preisler, CAB president. “The majority of the artists are from River Falls and the surrounding communities.

“However, Art on the Kinni favorite, Stuart Johnson, will be here from St. Cloud, Minn., and have his pottery on display at Family Fresh Market. Sue West (Spring Valley) will have music and art on display at Brickhouse Music.”

Preisler said if you’re looking for variety, Art Crawl is especially worth checking out.

“Artists will be displaying a myriad of works, including paintings, pottery, glass, jewelry, fiber and more, including Matt Shipp making some intricately designed fishing flies at Lund’s Fly Shop,” Preisler said. “This is not a juried or judged show as is Art on the Kinni.”

A new wrinkle for Art Crawl is that participants on Oct. 18 can win gift certificates by joining in a game of CAB ARTzee.

Art Crawl programs/scorecards are available at each host business and will have a map showing where all artists are displayed.

“Each artist will have a single dice and those wishing to play ARTzee can have the artist roll the dice and enter the number rolled in the square next to the host business they are at,” Preisler said. “Anyone who accumulates five numbers of a kind on their program/scorecard will have ARTzee and be able to pick up a gift certificate at the CAB booth located in Riverwalk Square.”

For the complete story, see the Oct. 16 print issue of the River Falls Journal.