PITTSTON — Those moseying on Main Street will be able to smell art in the air this Friday.
The third Second Friday Art Walk of the year, to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. July 8, will feature a spray paint art show from Thomas Sorresso, of the Lehigh Valley.
“With spray paint cans he can pull out a beautiful piece of art work in less than 15 minutes,” said Main Street Manager Rose Randazzo.
Children can also get in on the fun. Randazzo said after a demonstration by Sorresso, budding artists can head to the children’s area between the Purple Squirrel Pastry and Company Clock to try it themselves.
The spotlight on spray painting comes off the heels of the successful “Join the Circus” event from last month’s art walk.
“’Join the Circus’ was a huge success,” said Randazzo. “The kids dressed up, learned to juggle, spin plates and all kind of crazy stuff. The funny part is there were a lot of adults that went down to the event for instructions and participated themselves.”
Children will also paint an interactive mural of St. Irene Russian Orthodox Church, and there will also be face painting, balloon art, live music and a tour of Pittston Popcorn Co.
Aside from the children’s activities there will be live entertainment, with a piano player in front of Majestic Lunch and the Indigo Moon Brass Band performing up and down the street.
Mike the Bike will also return for participants to enjoy a drink while peddling throughout the city.
Various artists from around the area will be on hand doing live demonstrations or showing off their artwork that includes paintings, pictures, jewelry, woodwork and much more.
After the art walk concludes, the event will go on hiatus until the last event in September due to the Tomato Festival taking over downtown in August.
“September will be interesting because for the first time we’re going to have Barber Shop Quartets singing and strolling up and down Main Street,” said Randazzo. “It’s an old-school form of entertainment and we want to introduce that to the younger generation.”
Although work on preparing for the the September art walk is not entirely done, Randazzo said she always looks forward to the little hiatus in August to give herself some breathing room.
“I get to enjoy the Tomato Festival without having to do any work at all,” she said. “I get to be a regular person in Pittston.”
Reach Jimmy Fisher at 570-704-3972 or on Twitter @SD_JimmyFisher