October 5, 2008

Sixth Street Art Walk adds color to the party

Sixth Street took on a whole new look Saturday. Oh, the galleries and restaurants were still there, but the street itself was filled with artists -- selling, demonstrating, talking about their art.

The variety was stunning: carvers, including one with a chainsaw; painters; photographers; raku; clay turners. Artists who turned spoons into art, others who used found objects.

And there were lots of opportunities for kids to pick up a paintbrush -- or some other tool -- and make art, including Concordia University's "Paint With Us" mural project.

All in all, it was a lovely addition to the Party on the Pavement.

Lauren Shawhan, 12, shows necklace she made

A Yoga class in the middle of Sixth Street

Deni Zingg teaches kids to make mandalas

Jim Hall demonstrates pot-making

Ed Danowski paints

Tim Paetsch of the Racine Wildlife Carving Club

Kai McNulty carves a dog ... with a chainsaw!

The kids' finished mural


  1. Never knew that this site existed until the picture was taken of our son at Party on the Pavement. This is a very interesting site.

  2. Yes, his picture was used. He is carving a fish.

    I did enjoy looking at all of the interesting photos of the gala event. Loved the "photo booth" ones. Those reminded me of the days at the fair when I was a kid.