Saturday, August 1, 2015


If you love arts and crafts, you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event for August, the Artisan Stroll! The event features over 40 different vendors, each offering art, artisan crafts, or handmade items!

The event will be held from 6-9 pm downtown Greenville on Friday, August 7th. “It will be a jam packed night, with so much to see and do,” said Susan Fowble, Event Chair Volunteer. “We are excited to see everyone downtown!”

Vendors will be set-up on the sidewalks in front of downtown businesses to showcase their items. The list of items offered include paintings, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, re-purposed home decor, photography, crocheted items, and much more.

In addition to the art and crafts on display, many demonstrations will take place throughout the evening. The list includes glass blowing, rock balancing, chainsaw sculpting, wooden spoon carving, chair caning, and martial arts. The event will also feature live music located at multiple locations.

The evening features many activities for children to enjoy. The list includes face-painting, Chalk-the-Block (a sidewalk chalk contest), a Kid’s Building Clinic provided by Lowe’s Home Improvement, GIANT handmade dinosaurs, FREE ice cream, an author’s storytime, and more!

Beginning in March, the committee (consisting of Susan Fowble, Patti Jetter, Kim Murray, Mary Saintignon, Fran Brubaker, Debbie Niekamp, and Nancy Person and Peggy Jasenski) have volunteered their time to work with Amber Garrett, the Executive Director for Main Street Greenville, to create the event.

“The Artisan Stroll is our largest First Friday event of the year and it would not be possible without the hard work of the committee. They are a wonderful group of ladies who are dedicated to creating a quality event for all to enjoy,” said Garrett.

Signs and flyers will be posted the night of the event with the schedule and the locations of each vendor. Main Street Greenville will also post the information on their website and Facebook page for you to download or view before the event.

This event is kindly sponsored by Interim Healthcare & AAA. Interim Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of homecare and supplemental healthcare staffing services and they have recently opened an office in downtown Greenville at 203 W. Main Street. You can contact them at 937-459-5911 or AAA has served their members for over 100 years, for all of their cars & driving, travel, insurance, and banking needs. Their office is located at 6580 N. Main Street Dayton, Ohio. You can contact them at 937-281-2510 or

Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit or call 937-548-4998. You can also like the organization on Facebook to receive updates on a regular basis (

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