This week, we could use your thoughts on a particular subject.
Lindsborg has under its belt nearly two years of monthly Makers Street Art Walks. Have you participated in one?
For those who have not: Makers Street is an every-second-Friday-night collection of creative fun for all ages at multiple locations usually numbering 10 or 12.
Optional monthly themes are set in advance to guide th locations' offerings (among the most popular in the last year were busking and pie). It's an art walk -- but Lindsborg doesn't do it like anyone else in our area. It is very accessible and features hands-on experiences.
Makers Street is meant to celebrate fine visual art and craft, music and literature in all forms, creative activities and interactions, and Lindsborg’s heritage and long-standing creative spirit.
Artists from outside the community are recruited to participate alongside local artists. The event is even able to coax out some Smoky Valley residents who may be hiding their lights under bushels.
Makers Street is volunteer-led. The Ad Hoc Roundtable pays for printing each month’s free event maps. Ad Hoc’s “Let’s Get Out There” promotional fund boosts Facebook posts to raise awareness and attract new visitors.
So, questions for you:
Is Makers Street worth continuing?
Opportunities for improvement?
Suggestions for themes?
Any feedback is useful.
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In addition: Is there someone out there who could devote five to six hours a month to brainstorming with Makers Street sites (galleries, retail businesses, restaurants, library, others) about coming attractions? This would involve some door-to-door visiting and touching base. Contact Tayla Mace at The White Peacock for more info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Later this week, we'll send our working calendar. In the meantime, cheers to you. Let's keep it working.