Cake walk: ArtWalk includes cake raffle, late business hours

Published 6:00 am Thursday, November 14, 2013

Work from Inner Banks Artisans’ Center will be on display tonight at ArtWalk. The center will also have live music. MONA MOORE | DAILY NEWS

Work from Inner Banks Artisans’ Center will be on display tonight at ArtWalk. The center will also have live music.

Tonight will be a “cake walk” as several businesses participate in a cake raffle during the last ArtWalk of the 2013 season.
Coldwell Banker Coastal River Realty will sell $1 tickets during ArtWalk. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
“We are planning on concentrating on the culinary arts,” said Kellie Watters with Coldwell Banker Coastal River Realty. “We have contacted quite a few people and restaurants about donating to the cake raffle.”
Participants may place their tickets in the jars next to the cakes they want. Before the night ends, winners will be selected and contacted.
“As of right now, we have Grub Brothers donating cupcakes, LaBella’s will donate a cheesecake and Down On Main(street) will be donating a cake, as well,” Watters said.
The Moss House added a cake to be bid on at the raffle.
“Come out and bid on my chocolate stout cake,” said owner Beckie Sipprell.
ArtWalk runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Washington. Don’t expect anything small or quiet at tonight’s event as several downtown businesses join in on the fun.
Beth Byrd, director of the Washington Harbor District Alliance, said many downtown shops and restaurants would keep late hours for the event.
“The local restaurants downtown will be offering specials to the public ArtWalk night only,” Byrd said.
Deals include drink specials at Grub Brothers Eatery and a discount membership night at Open Bar.
LaBella Slices & Ices will offer a discount on two meals: buy one entrée, receive the second one for half-price.
The Beaufort County Arts Council’s gallery will be closed in preparation for its move to the Turnage Theater, but there will be plenty of art at the rest of the ArtWalk locales.
Rachel Binduiski with Glass Roots will be Little Shoppes’ featured artist and Inner Banks Artisans’ Center will have live music.
Julie Mixon’s new exhibit, “Empirical,” will open with a reception at Lone Leaf Gallery.
Mixon combines symbolic images with those from her everyday experiences. She asks viewers to draw meaning from their observations and experiences.
“By definition, empirical evidence is evidence based on observation and experience. These evidences come from sources such as the senses, memory and testimony,” explains Mixon. “In this case, the images are evidence of how I experience my nearby environment, particularly the home, family and the objects connected to them that are both manmade and organic.”
River Walk Gallery and Arts Center will welcome its artist of the month, Destry Sparks, as guest of honor during ArtWalk.
“We will be providing great food, conversations and lots of new artwork from our visiting artist as well the other members of the gallery,” said River Walk artist Valda Belyeu.
The gallery’s newest member, Jennifer Calfee, will display hand-pulled linocuts.