Art Prowl creeps up for 9th year, looks for students to bling their bikes

This year the 9th Annual Art Prowl is scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14. Locations range from the Mid-town courthouse area down to the Westside, along with various locations in and around the Cookeville area. The Art Prowl is affiliated with the non-profit group, Art ‘Round Tennessee. The event began when local painters Sandi Bos and Adrienne Stone began to show their work at the Afternoon Gallery, located on the square. Almost a decade later, the Art Prowl has spread throughout the Putnam county area and gained numerous local sponsors and supporters. This year, the slogan for the prowl will be “Art feeds me, body and soul.”

“Since the beginning the event has expanded so much, spreading from the square down the west side and other areas,” Said Marilee Hall, local artist and Art ‘Round Tennessee contact. “We’ve been so fortunate to be sponsored by a number of local businesses and patrons who support local artistry; it’s really a wonderful thing to be a part of.”

The Appalachian Center for Craft wood department will be one of the many locals showcasing their work. They will located in the mid town courthouse area.

The Art Prowl will also be host a Bling Your Bike event, on October 24 from noon to 4 at the Cookeville Children’s Museum. Participants who are willing can ride their decorated bicycles in the Techs Homecoming Parade and during the West Side Treats on Halloween.

“The bike decorating is a great way for students to get involved, especially if they ride in the homecoming day parade,” Hall said.

“We are in the midst of artistry, this is a great opportunity for people to come out and show their love and support for the amazing local artists we have here in Cookeville,” Hall said.

If students or local community members would like to get involved as sponsors or volunteers, Contact Bill Roberson at 931-260-7525 or Bill@artprowl.com, or Marilee Hall at marileeHall@chater.net.