Northport Art Walk
The Northport Chamber of Commerce and the Northport Arts Coalition will present their third and final ArtWalk of the season on Sunday, June 17, from 1 to 5 pm. As part of the celebrated self-guided walking tour, local artists’ work will be displayed in boutiques, shops and studios scattered throughout Northport Village.
According to NAC Executive Director Daniel Paige, the picturesque village known for its quaint nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture is a bustling artistic hub, and guests will be treated to live musical performances and art demonstrations.
NAC member and artist Mary Ahern melds her expertise in painting and digital technology to create resplendent large-scale floral which resonate with eye-catching detail. Ms. Ahern, who is on the Northport Chamber of Commerce Board, has been helping to coordinate the ArtWalk since its inception. She said the visitors will see a bounty of media ranging from photographs and watercolors to computer graphic designs
Northport High School has long been known for its cutting edge arts programs, and visitors will get an eyeful of the work created by new department chair Julia Lang-Shapiro and teachers John De Rosa, Anthony Klinger-Cooley, Linda Johansen, Craig Mateyunas, Peter May, Margaret Minardi, Robin O’Neill-Gonzales, Maria Randazzo, Pamela Waldroup, Billie Westerlind and Constance Slogged Wolf at Bodyscape Pilates, 54 Woodbine Avenue, Northport Village.
Maps for the free self-guided tour can be picked up at the ArtWalk tent near Copenhagen Bakery on Woodbine Avenue and at Caffe Portofino on Main Street. ArtWalk brochures include an insert that can be stamped at each venue. Those who visit all the venues within a given ArtWalk and drop their stamped inserts off at the aforementioned locations will be entered into a raffle drawing for a grand prize celebrating “the Spirit of Northport.”
Elise Pearlman has been covering arts and leisure for seven years. Her work has appeared in Newsday and Long Island Pulse Magazine as well as in various local newspapers. She created the popular “There’s No Place Like Northport” calendar with her husband. She can be reached at LotusElise1@aol.com