Art Walks are a staple of many cities, and Spring Hill is no exception. Saturday, September 17, marked its Second Annual Art Walk on Main Street. More than 20 artists displayed their artwork and craft creations at the free, family friendly event. Off the Duck photographer Cara Danae Smith captured the afternoon beautifully in photos.
Patrons were able to meander from various businesses and churches to browse the art, while children could choose from different activities geared for them, such as spin art, sidewalk chalk, bubble art, marble painting and the popular cookie painting studio. The Spring Hill Parks and Recreation Department provided blank canvases and spray paint for all those who wanted to try their hand at graffiti art.
The Spring Hill Orchestra kicked off the afternoon with a free outdoor concert of movie and Broadway music. Pickin' in the Park featured performances on the front lawn of Ferguson Hall by by a host of musicians, including Bright Towers, Stone Broke Saints, Jessica Rose, Hannah Shepherd, Rutherford, Elvis Shrugged, Jamie Chura and Justin, The Reverent Cavaliers, Becky Morford, and Alyce Lindberg.
Food trucks provided nourishment along the route. Everything from seafood and BBQ to pastries and shaved ice were readily available in between looking at art. Shops were also open along the route.
The Spring Hill Art Walk is presented by the non-profit Spring Hill Art Center (SHAC). It holds hold auditions, art shows, classes, workshops and other events in the Old Spring Hill High School. SHAC’s mission is to provide awareness, appreciation and development of the literary, visual and performing arts in Spring Hill, TN and the surrounding community.