Aug 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm
ST. CLOUD (KNSI) - The last downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl of the summer season is in full effect today, and what are normally sidewalks have become open-air artist studios and galleries.
One area club was set up with equipement by 10 a.m and turning out artwork earlier than anyone - the Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association.
They're positioned in front of the Paramount Theatre, a place which also provides them with year-round studio space for individual projects and art outreach.
Charlie Meyer is the vice president of the club. He says the groups' featured art piece, a handmade grandfather clock on display inside the gallery of the Paramount, was a group effort and is still a work in progress.
Meyer says the clock highlights the different skills each member brings to the table when it comes to the art of woodworking.
"We felt this project is something several of our club members could participate in with their separate skills," Meyer says. "We have the wood turners doing the turnings on the clock, the wood carvers, the cabinet makers, the finishers...so there's a way here to get the whole club involved."
Meyer is a retired woodshop professional who creates art for fun. He says one of the best things about the art crawl, and community art in general, is getting to share his passion with others, including youth classes creating simple projects like birdhouses and toolboxes.
The St. Cloud Historic Downtown Sizzling Art Crawl runs today until 9pm.
It features 50 plus artists featured by different downtown businesses, and live music along the route.
For more specific information, visit their website at artcrawlstcloud.com
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