Going – August 28

I won’t be on the golf course or on a bike ride with SCBC or in the CMA classroom on Saturday,.

But, I will be in my home Gallery at

317 19th Street NW

in the heart of Historic Ridgewood.

Check out the Artist’s Showcase

It’s a day-long celebration of the arts and artists in the creative and unique Canton neighborhood of Historic Ridgewood. More than 20 artists and entertainers will be displaying and selling original artwork and sharing live performances at locations throughout the neighborhood on Saturday, Aug. 28, 10am to 5pm.

The event is free and open to the public. An interactive map of the various artists’ locations and schedule of performances is available online at www.HistoricRidgewood.com with artist bios and descriptions of art for sale. Printed maps will be available at welcome tents at two locations, at the corner of 21st St NW and Market Ave NW, and at 300 23rd St NW, on the corner of 23rd St NW and Harvard Ave NW.

Visitors are invited to spend the day exploring the charming brick streets of Canton’s Historic Ridgewood neighborhood and enjoy the eclectic and amazing collection of art created by some of the area’s talented residents. Many are nationally and internationally known who teach and exhibit their works and perform at local, regional and national events.

The wide variety of artists include painters and potters, photographers and printers, paper and mixed media artists, jewelry makers, sculptors, metal crafters, performance artists and other one-of-a-kind talents. Live performances include Michael Sonata performing Sinatra classics at noon and 2:30 pm, with stand-up comic Niki DiCola. The Broadway Bound singing group performs at 3:45 pm.

While there is no charge to stroll the streets, shop and enjoy, a donation to help defray costs is appreciated. Raffle tickets for a basket of gift cards and items from local businesses are available for purchase at the two welcome tents. The first raffle ticket is free for registering!

Historic Ridgewood is the only historic residential district in Canton and one of the few in Stark County. Steeped in a long tradition of preserving classic homes filled with architectural details, the neighborhood features brick and tree-lined streets, historic lampposts and architecturally significant homes designed by the most renowned area architects of the early 1900s. The residential area with 295 homes occupies 2.5 square miles and is within walking distance of Malone University and Weis Park near Downtown Canton.