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The June Weekend Fling is always Art Stroll when the galleries stay open late with special exhibits and events. Shops also join the fun including Julia Etta’s Trunk featuring clothing artisan Joanne Litz not to mention all of the great restaurants and the Little Art Theatre. Art Stroll starts with the unveiling of a new piece from ceramic artists Beth Holyoke and Kaethi Seidel and ends with Soul Fire Tribe performing their beautiful and breathtaking feats of fire.
Celebrate the paintings of the late Eddie Eckenrode at the Eddie Eckenrode Gallery at Sam & Eddies Open Books where this special evening marks the closing of a wonderful local treasure after 15 years. Around the corner in Kings Yard, Springs Gallery is hosting John and Nancy Grosella and their unique clay folk art and jewelry.
A popular Art Stroll destination on Corry St. , “would you, could you” In A Frame is featuring “Vivid Line Drawings” by Jean Rudegeair. Right next door at the new YS Arts Council Gallery is the Monday Morning Artists “Exuberance!” opening reception with the YS Woodwind Quintet playing at 7 pm on the outdoor patio. Across the street at Village Artisans, new member and textile artist Pam Geisel will be showing her award-winning art quilts.
Other locations in the heart of town with art are Spirited Goat Coffee House, Sunrise Café, Winds Café and Yellow Springs Pottery. The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery will be open late with a spectacular photography show “The Light on America ’s Great Lands”. Just outside town at 145 Hyde Rd. , Miami Valley Pottery will be open late for the Fling with their Spring Kiln Opening Sale with work inspired by the artist’s new son Emil. They will also be open during the day and all weekend.
Emporium Wines & Underdog Café has multiple activities including Entropy & Reclamation: The art of Tom Watson III plus wine tasting and the music of Emma ‘n Everybody. A regional favorite, acclaimed blues musician Noah Wotherspoon plays at Peach’s Grill at 10.
It’s a jewelry lovers paradise Saturday with the first ever Jeweler’s Showcase at Corner Cone with handcrafted jewelry from over 20 regional artisans. Then take a leisurely stroll through town as you visit our local shops, over 20 of which feature jewelry. You might even find something special for Dad but if not, take him to the Golden Jersey Inn at Young’s Sunday for a special BBQ rib dinner.
For information about all of the Fling Weekend events in Yellow Springs, visit DestinationYellowSprings.com or call 937.767.2686.