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Thurmont hosts art and wine walk

Sarah Harrington

(11/13) Thurmont Main Street hosted their annual Fall Art and Wine Walk on November 13th.

Residents and visitors enjoyed beautiful art, wine tasting, and music as local businesses on Main Street opened their doors for the event.

The new Main Street Center was among the businesses that participated in the event. Local artist, Rebecca Pearl displayed her work at the center including here well-known Elizabeth Ann Seton painting. As residents browsed the art work in the center they were treated to music and wine. Main Street Manager, Vickie Grinder, handed out tote bags to those who visited the center.

Attendants were able to purchase the art displayed at the center. They offered small prints, canvas paintings, and framed canvas paintings.

Thurmont Bar and Grill hosted local design shop, Gnarly Artly. Those who stopped by the grill were able to take part in a figure drawing session. Participants got to try their hand in drawing Shadiyah, a belly dancer.

Guests at the event could find something interesting on each street in Main Street. Local artist Steve Newman displayed his leather art at the location, along with art from the Catoctin Forrest Alliance. Those who stopped by Hobbs Hardware could see Nancy and Joann from the Thurmont Lions Club who were displaying the Mural Project Memorabilla done by local artist Yemi.

It wasnít just local artists and photographers that were able to show visitors their talents on the walk. Local nail artists and musicians shared their talents on the walk. Local musician Paul Zelenka filled the Thurmont Eye Care Center with the sound of his guitar. Claire Bennett Nail Art set up at Gateway Orthodontics along with Renovations Salon and Day Spa.

Local restaurants were present on the walk. Local favorite, Mountain Gate Restaurant offered guests a variety of different cheeses while at Timeless Trends Boutique local catering company Celebrations Catering offered their delicious chicken salad with almonds on bread. Those who stopped by Thurmontís Kountry Kitchen could enjoy a sweet treat to go with their wine, the restaurant offered cupcakes for just $1!

At ESP dance studio people filled the studios seats and poured out onto the sidewalk to watch as the studios students showed off their moves. Local dancer Jack Estep performed a beautiful solo while his older sister Josie Estep participated in a group dance.

The walk was a successful display of what the town has to offer.

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