The first Artwalk of the summer comes to Mission Friday evening.
Each year, artisans gather on Dearborn between Johnson Drive and Martway the second Friday of each summer month for a community party that features artisans, live bands, DJs and more.
The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. tomorrow, and will run through 9 p.m.
More than 25 artists are slated to be on hand. Additionally, the Great Plains SPCA will be on hand with some of their pets up for adoption.
Event organizers note that parking will be available on the north side of Johnson Drive and the north side of Johnson Drive’s side streets. More parking is available at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center’s overflow lot at the northeast corner of Beverly and Martway and the parking lot north of the community center. (Patrons are asked not to park in the community center’s main parking lot).
As always, the event will feature plenty of food and drink options. And this year, Artwalk will be allowing craftsmen to display their works alongside more traditional art media. The craftsmen include book artists who practice traditional book binding, and recycled artwork — art that uses non-traditional materials to create something new.
The other two Artwalks of the season are set for July 11 and August 8.