Thursday nights to bustle again this summer

NORTHCREEK-The streets of North Creek took the form of a street bazaar last summer as visitors and residents were welcomed with an art walk, car cruise, farmer's market and more.

Thursday nights will be a host of activity again this summer as the North Creek Business Alliance art walks return May 19. The walks began last summer as series of free artists receptions, which took place within participating businesses throughout North Creek

"The idea was a complete whim that turned into a festive opportunity for regional artists to share their work," said Michelle San Antonio, alliance member. "It's another creative event that the business community is embracing to encourage more foot traffic down the streets and through their doors."

The walks last from 5 to 7 p.m. every third Thursday from May to September and locations are marked with red balloons.

Featured artists and locations for the May 19 walk include:

Photography by Samantha Kimbrell at barVino, fashion t-shirts by Mathew Eager at The Vault and Poiema, photography by Elise and Woody Widlund at Caf Sarah, a show by the Regional Textile Artists' Alliance at the Widlund Gallery of Tannery Pond, watercolors by Frances Gaffney at The Alpine Lodge, Town of Johnsburg Library, The Barking Spider, Foothills of the Adirondacks, and Hudson River Trading Post.

The event is free of charge, family friendly and participating locations will have refreshments available as well as occasional live music, according to San Antonio.

In conjunction with the art walks, North Creek will be buzzing with the return of the annual farmer's market as well as the second annual cruise nights.

"The art walk compliments the farmer's market and the car cruise event very well," said San Antonio. "They all encourage folks to visit North Creek and gives them options of things to do that are all in the same time period."

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