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Stroll The Art Hop For The First Time In Months This Friday

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Bianca Washington-Ciungan, Programs Director of the Arts Council.

Nearly a dozen artists are thrilled to be setting up their stalls for the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo's Art Hop this Friday, says Programs Director Bianca Washington-Ciungan. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Washington-Ciungan explains that for the first time since the pandemic began, Art Hop will be in-person, but outdoors. She also thought it was important to continue online Art Hop as well, so there are artist interviews and other features available at the Arts Council website

Stalls will be set up in Bates Alley (off Portage Rd) and along the South Kalamazoo Mall, with staff providing hand disinfectant and reminders to stroll, stay distanced, and use masks in the tents. The theme is Sustainability (Earth Day is Apr 22) and many of the featured artists use media that is in some way recycled, from beach glass, to clay, to paper.

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Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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