There’s good energy, live art and opportunities to acquire a one-of-a-kind piece, according to Noga.
“The community is really behind Main Street and what we’re doing… Art Hop last year was very well received. There were a lot of activities going on and a lot people coming into the stores and finding out what is on Main Street,” said Francis Michaels, owner of Pop Revolution Gallery and board member for Main Street Area Association.
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Some Art Hop event highlights include:
- artist Adam Theele at 3 Bears Emporium,235 Main St.
- artist Chris Pearce at Future Great Comics, 528 Main St.
- artist Danielle Martin at Lahvdah, 404 Main St.
- John Gardner of Red Fork Photography at Rustic Home, 330 Main St.
- artist Shirley Burgher at Secretly Shabby, 231 Main St.
artist Jennifer Sayger of Murage at Fleurish Home, 135 Main St. artist Jeff Young at JW’s on Main, 434 Main St. artist Jared Benjamin will be creating a ‘We Are Hamilton’ themed piece at The Studio: Masterpieces & Memories, 118 Main St. Empty Bowls painting to benefit United Way at The Studio: Masterpieces & Memories, 118 Main St.Empty Bowls painting to benefit United Way at ‘We Are Hamilton’ juried art exhibition, featuring Hamilton-themed art in a variety of mediums, at Pop Revolution Gallery, 306 Main St. performance by Michelle Davis of Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, 7:30 p.m. on the plaza live music from guitarist Mark Joshua Banis, 6 to 8:30 p.m. in front of The Main Look, 401 Main St. graffiti art for children 6 to 9 p.m. on the plaza live music from 6 to 9 p.m. at True West Coffee, 313 Main St. face painting at Petals & Wicks (formerly Sherry’s Petals), 119 Main St. from 6 to 9 p.m. pets available for adoption at Pet Wants, 139 Main St.
In 2017, the annual event returned to Hamilton after a 10-year hiatus. Organizers said more than 1,000 guests attended the event last year.
The event is located within the city's Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area.
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HOW TO GO: ART HOP
WHERE: Along Main Street in Hamilton
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11
COST: Free. Food, drink and art will be available for purchase.