Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dancin’ in the streets

A Month of Art includes a Hailey Night of Music


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

The fourth annual Hailey Night of Music will take place on Monday, July 11, from 6-1 p.m. at several businesses in Hailey. Photo by David N. Seelig

A Month of Art for July in Hailey started early with The Center's opening of "Geared—An Open Exhibition" at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Hailey on Friday, June 24. The month of art will continue with several events, including music on the streets and chalk drawings along a city block. All of the happenings are interactive family events spearheaded by the Hailey Arts Commission.

For the fourth year, Hailey Night of Music, produced by Figgleaf Productions, will take place on Monday, July 11, from 5-10 p.m. and will include the Powerhouse, Zou 75, Wicked Spud, Sun Valley Brewery, DiVine, CK's Real Food, KB's, Wiseguy Pizza Pie, Cowboy Cocina, Rasberrys, Shelley's Deli and the Hailey Hotel. Every venue will offer a different kind of music, refreshments and atmosphere.

Bands will include Old Death Whisper, Cow Says Moo, Up A Creek, Slow, Toast, No Cheap Horses, Finn Riggins, Kristin Cutler, Hat Trick and Andrew Alburger.

All the music is free to the public and will mostly occur outside. The event has drawn thousands of people to Hailey's Main Street in the past years. It is a midsummer night of fun, camaraderie and dance.

A Day of Chalk will take place on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street between Bullion and Croy streets. Anyone of any age can come out to draw on the sidewalk and is encouraged to have fun, though children must be accompanied by an adult. The Month of Art will conclude with the Northern Rockies Folk Festival in Hop Porter Park on Aug. 5-6.

This year the Month of Art was sponsored by the Hailey Arts Commission and produced by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Figgleaf Productions and the Wood River Arts Alliance. Additional support was received from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and Jane's Artifacts. Sponsorship was received from Chapparal Broadcasting.

< The Month of Art is always complemented by other art events that happen throughout the summer in Hailey, such as productions by Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre and weekly Wednesday live free music at the Back Alley parties at The Wicked Spud.

Celebrate art

For details on Hailey Month of Art visit the following websites:

- City of Hailey Arts Commission: www.haileycityhall.org/ArtsCommission

- Hailey Chamber of Commerce: www.haileyidaho.com

- Company of Fools: www.companyoffools.org

- Sun Valley Center for the Arts: www.sunvalleycenter.org

- Wood River Arts Alliance: www.wrartsalliance.org

- Back Alley Parties at the Wicked Spud: www.figgleafproductions.com

- Northern Rockies Folk Festival: www.northernrockiesfolkfestival.com

Sabina Dana Plasse: splasse@mtexpress.com




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