A walk down art lane

Friday evening, shoppers bustled about all along Main Street, viewing and purchasing the works of area artists, as part of the annual Art Walk, sponsored by the Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance, the Marshalltown Central Business District and the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau. A total of 13 artists set up shop, each stationed at a different downtown business. Many shop owners offered refreshments to attendees. Photography, mixed media, jewelry, ink drawings, paintings, fiber and more, were mediums that were represented. The goal of the event was to showcase the talent of area artists, and to drive traffic to downtown businesses, thus encouraging the “shop local” mindset.