Lots happening this season at The Kelly! To keep up, you can always open the event list (https://thekelly.org/events/), and don’t forget to check your email because we send reminders.
The first upcoming event hosted by The Kelly on this Tuesday, October 19, is the Rise and Shining Chamber of Commerce coffee, purposely planned 7:30-9:00 before stores open. Just after that comes our 12-1:00 Tuesday with Kelly, open to all, featuring The Alabama Wildlife Federation. Did you realize that
Elmore County is the home of the largest and oldest non-profit conservation group in Alabama. The center is housed at Lanark in Millbrook, along with 300 acres of nature park. We will learn all about their educational opportunities, nature walks and other ventures as we munch on our bag lunches and a gratis dessert/drink.
A few days later, on Friday, October 21st from 6:30-10:00pm, The Kelly is presenting a ONE-EVENING pop-up display of Louise Everton’s art, along with photography and music by members of her family. She was a very good friend of Kelly Fitzpatrick and one of the Dixie Art Colony members. No, this is NOT in the already-full Kelly gallery; it’s in the Coosa River Craft House.
While October wanes, the activities continue. Next Sat., October 22, is a big Octoberfest Art Walk, not a Kelly-specific event, but many of our Art Associates will have their work in the sidewalk displays. For those Art Associates, we have a Studio Day coming up on Oct. 24 so they can paint together.
It wouldn’t be October without Halloween, so the Main Street has organized a “Candy Crawl” on the 27th where the kids trick or treat in costume at the downtown stores. Jennifer was inundated last year with ghouls, princesses, pirates and zombies, so you might want to come help her cope with the hordes. Note: bring candy! Or wear you costume and get candy. (Hey, you can try!) Two points if you come as an artist!
That leads us just about up to the huge Nov. 5 Wetumpka Wildlife Arts Festival, except that on Nov. 3 will first be a Community Market evening, 4-7. It’s in Merchants Alley by the river back behind Merchants
street. There are food, clothing, craft vendors as well as the Kelly Kidstable, something for everyone.