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At RailWalk this weekend: More art, just a hop, skip and jump from Easy Street

If you’re attending the Rowan Arts Council’s Art on Easy Street Festival this Saturday, be sure to follow the tracks to Downtown’s fringe where you’ll find more art fun.
In the 400 block of North Lee Street, Cascade Sculpture will be featuring demonstrations of metal art techniques and works by Keith Collins, Katherine Apple and other area artists.
At Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, there will be art demonstrations throughout the day and a group exhibit by artists Carol Dunkley, Sharon Forthofer, Annette Hall, Patt Legg, Marietta Foster Smith and Jason Williams.
From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Looking Glass Artist Collective has their “Hop Skip and Jump” Festival with crafts for sale in the Black Box Theater at 405 N. Lee St., in addition to the collective’s shop which will be open extended hours.
Everyone who visits is invited to join in sidewalk chalk drawing, creating a huge, collaborative work of art.
The black box stage will be the site for entertainment:
– 11 a.m. ó “Broadway and the Band” music and more presented by an all-teen cast, directed by Will Merrick;
– Noon ó Magician Buddy Farnan presents “It’s Fun to Be Fooled”;
– 2:15 p.m. ó Belly dance program presented by Kalima Tribal.
All shows and demonstrations in Railwalk will be free.
Later that evening, Railwalk will be the site for “The Party After … Art on Easy Street” a fundraising event presented by the Rowan Blues and Jazz Society in the Black Box starting at 7:30 p.m.. Admission is by a donation of $5 at the door.
The party will include a music showcase featuring jazz guitarist Sam Havens, blues man Jeff Luckadoo, and the group The Blues Providers.
For information about Rowan Blues and Jazz Society, call 704-636-2811 or visit www.rowanbluesandjazz.org.

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