About 1,000 people came out to the first ‘Tawba Walk art crawl in October, and now organizers are hoping for another big turnout this Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Oak Street Mill as they try to foster an arts scene in downtown Cornelius.
The second ‘Tawba Walk will run 1 to 4pm at the old mill, 19725 Oak St. in downtown Cornelius. Organized by Bella Love and sponsored by the Town of Cornelius and Kadi Fit, the festival-like art crawl will feature local artists, musicians, vendors and businesses offering Christmas sales just in time for the holiday season.
“All signs are pointing to bigger and better,” organizer Case Warnemunde of Bella Love said Wednesday. The event is the latest in a planned series being organized by Bella Love and local businesses in hopes of pumping new life into old Cornelius.
Their goal is to bring more people downtown to support local businesses, and to continue building “a unified cultural arts district,” Mr. Warnemunde said. “We’re trying to do all we can to make downtown Cornelius a fantastic place to live.”
Sunday’s weather is shaping up to be perfect for the event, with a forecast of sun and 66 degrees. A total of 72 vendors – from businesses to craftspeople to artists – have signed up. Two food trucks will be there: Sunrise Grill and Sandwich and Home Grown Crepe.
There’s a variety of live music, with a lineup that includes Repeat Offenders, The Stony Creek Boys and David Dorenfeld. And look for a special “flash-mob” style performance by folks from Kadi Fit.
And artist Justin Christenbery will lead a big collaborative artwork – a 6-foot by 4-foot wall of 1×1 canvases that festival goers can paint. “We’ll have all kinds of artists doing, hopefully, some insane things on it.” The squares are available for $50 each, first-come first served, Mr. Warnemunde said.
Oct. 20, 2012, CorneliusNews.net, “A night on the town at first ‘Tawba Walk”
Looking for other goings-on this weekend? See our Nov. 29 Weekend Calendar, with information on other local festivals, including Christmas in Davidson, the Lake Norman Yacht Club’s parade of boats on the lake and other events.