Art on the Block Celebrates Local Artists
The front lawn of Moberly Area Community College will burst with color and crowds on Saturday, June 13, for the 6th annual Art on the Block festival. Booths will open at 10AM, rain or shine, and close at 2PM.
Art on the Block gives children and families the chance to observe or participate in interactive arts activities. Hands-on projects on Saturday will include the ever-popular tie-dye booth, air-dry clay creations, drip painting, stone polishing, mask-making, art with the downtown Moberly's Stroke of Magic, and more. Live musicians and local, professional artists, including David Caywood, Michelle Marcum, Janet Bratcher, Jarod Ray and Alexis Holman, will be creating and performing throughout the day. Food will be available from Chef Jeff's All American Dogs.
The highlight of Art on the Block is the designs from artists of all ages who will compete for prizes with their own sidewalk chalk projects. Chalk is provided for all participants and prizes will be awarded for various age groups.
With the exception of a nominal fee for the tie-dye t-shirts and food, Art on the Block is free and open to the public. Generous donors include Orscheln Farm and Home, the Missouri Arts Council, Moberly Area Council on the Arts, Edward Jones, Sherwin Williams, Westlake's Ace Hardware, County Bank, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Moberly Motors and the Rollins Street Neighborhood Association. All activities will take place along College Avenue in front of the College's main building.