Shining Strings to Perform at City of West Allis Pop Up Art Crawl

Shining Strings to Perform at City of West Allis Pop Up Art Crawl
Posted on 09/14/2020
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Artists from West Allis and beyond are taking their art to the outdoors, utilizing porches and green spaces for an afternoon of art sharing and art making. The West Allis Pop Up Art Crawl takes place Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

By accessing the Pop Up Art Crawl Google map from inspirationstudiosgallery.com or from westalliswi.gov, visitors will be able to drive to artists’ homes to enjoy their creations from the safety of their vehicles or they can stroll leisurely to each location to view items up close, while still maintaining appropriate social distance.

From original paintings to jewelry to pottery to music and more, over 35 artists are sharing their talents, mostly al fresco, before the temperatures begin to drop.  

Providing music throughout the event will be the very talented youth of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District’s Shining Strings, under the direction of Mary Pat Michels.  “We are excited to play at Centennial Plaza on Saturday,” says Michels. “While some of our Shining Strings quartets have played private events during the last two weeks for MYSO and UPAF, this will be the first time we play in West Allis since our Youth Art and Music Month performances last March. We know how much the arts helps us all, and being part of this event brings us all hope of a ‘return to normal’ someday soon.”

West Allis Pop Up Art Crawl takes place Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., throughout West Allis. A Google map is available at www.westallis.gov and at www.inspirationstudiosgallery.com.  For additional information, contact Erico Ortiz at i.s.1500@att.net or by calling 414 587-3474.