Art walk celebrates Oktoberfest
Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk will celebrate its 10th annual Oktoberfest from 5-10 p.m. Friday in Central Park. The evening includes the inaugural Artist Alley Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Organized by merchants located in the renovated “Art Alley” north of Central Park, this first-ever flea market offers a little bit of everything, including: antiques, artwork, baked goods, collectibles, furniture, household and office goods, and more.
Other events include: the opening of the beer garden at 5 p.m.; a Feist Club Burlesque Show preview at 5:30 p.m.; and carriage rides beginning at 6 p.m.
Registration for the popular Wiener Dog races will be at 6 p.m., with the races starting a half hour later.
Activities also will include the tapping of the keg and Francis Thicke’s Alpen horn performance at 6:15 p.m.; Barefoot Becky playing at 7 p.m. in the Ron Prill Memorial Bandstand; and beer tasting at 7 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
Those interested in participating in the annual German Cake Baking Contest, should contact Marla Brader at Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk for an entry form and details at email@example.com or 233-8883.
Fairfield Nutrition will be open to receive cakes for the contest until 5 p.m.
A panel of local, experienced cake lovers will judge the cakes, looking for the ultimate combination of appearance and taste.
The winners will be announced and ribbons awarded later in the evening, and then the cakes will be cut and sold at the Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk tent as a fundraiser.
Kids activities in Central Park are set to include: face painting at the Community 1st Credit Union sponsor tent, lawn games and more. Stroll around the square to look at the 48 Northside Stripper Quilt Club quilts displayed in shop windows.
• Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s large-format photography on archival paper of the Tuscan countryside, original oil paintings featuring Italian/French landscapes, and figurative works. The gallery also will be showing: original oil paintings by Kim Kufner; new original watercolor and ink paintings by Genevra Bell; original pastel farm landscapes by Gordon Kellenberger; art glass vases by David Lotton; Leaping Koi sculptures by Dale Divoky; and diochroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano.
• Art FiftyTwo will feature Stephan Whittle paintings and etchings.
• Carnegie Historical Museum will be open from 6-9 p.m., with various displays. The museum will host a children’s make-and-take mask activity. Orange and black T-shirts will be given to participants.
• Fairfield Art Association will have “Jewelry & Metal Works” by Univeristy of Iowa artists in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Main Gallery, along with “Wood Block Prints” and sculpture by John Schirmer as the hallway exhibit.
The art association’s annual summer art installation of “Imaginative Little Libraries” is coming to a close. Bidding on the original art creations by area artists ends at 8 p.m. Friday. Silent bid sheets are in the convention center’s gallery lobby area.
• ICON Gallery will be continuing the Charlotte Cain exhibit through Oct. 22. Charlotte Cain founded, along with her husband Michael, the School of Art at Maharishi University of Management. She was an inspiring teacher and an inspiration to all artists. The exhibition touches on all the major periods of her career.
• Mother Divine Church will be open 6:30-10 p.m. “Richard Trice - Color Delight and Black-and-White” photographic illustrations inspired by nature will be exhibited.
• Revelations will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Paintings by artists John Schirmer and Jennifer Blair, as well as Peter Clemens’s yantras, will be displayed.
For more information, visit the Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk website at www.fairfieldartwalk.org or contact Brader at 233-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.