Taste of the Arts planning under way

PIQUA — Plans are being made for the 22nd annual Taste of the Arts event that will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 20, in downtown Piqua.

The event, sponsored by Mainstreet Piqua under the leadership of Mainstreet Executive Lorna Swisher and her community volunteer co-chair, Cheryl Stiefel-Francis, will again bring to the community an evening of events and will be adding new venues for exploration by the crowds.

In addition to the ever-popular food items that can be purchased from area restaurants and caterers located in the large food tents, there will again be live entertainment, active demonstrations from artists sharing their skills, fine arts exhibitions in several locations, and the always-popular Kids Zone providing hands-on activities for youth of all ages.

A featured focus for this year’s event will be an expanded vending artist area known as Artisan’s Alley, where handmade art objects will be offered for sale to the public by the artists. This year, the Artisan’s Alley will be located in the 500 block of North Main Street and will be in direct view of all the festival attendees. Only high-quality, unique, and handmade items can be offered for sale by the designer/artist. Items that may be sold include soaps, candles, pottery, artwork, sculptures and jewelry. Booth space is provided by application.

Artists and crafters interested in participating in Taste of the Arts can download an application from the Taste of the Arts website at www.piquatasteofthearts.com or email Mainstreet Piqua at info@mainstreetpiqua.com to receive an application.

Call Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355 for more information.