GRANITE FALLS Audio, art, food and a rolling river are all portion of the scene for the month-to-month Makers Current market coming up Thursday, July 1, in downtown Granite Falls.

The summertime party is held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the initially Thursday of the thirty day period by means of September, on the river walk together the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls.

Artists, crafters and makers of handmade jams, jellies and baked items will have their work for sale at the Makers Current market.

“It’s just much more appealing when it’s handmade,” explained Mary Gillespie, a volunteer with the Granite Space Arts Council that is web hosting the event.

A different band performs every single month on the river stroll and totally free artwork lessons will be taught.

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At the July party, free of charge music will be offered by the Granite Falls band termed Sooner Than Now, which capabilities Heath Armstrong, Joel Labat, Mark Colvin, Tim Pehrson, Betsy Pardick and Oscar Arce.

Built up of musicians and singers from a wide age variety, the team performs and writes their individual new music motivated from various musical genres.

Jammie Neimeyer, an artist from Maynard who will be marketing her artwork at the event, will also teach 4 free lessons. At 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Neimeyer will train a course in doodle art and at 6 p.m. and 6:30 she’ll instruct a no cost course in wooden burning. Supplies will be furnished for folks to make and acquire their very own artwork.

Person mosaics manufactured by members of the public are also currently being installed along the floodwall of the river wander and mosaic kits will be obtainable for order for individuals who want to participate in the task, claimed Gillespie.

The Makers Market showcases suppliers from around west central Minnesota who will be selling a extensive variety of items that are handmade.

The list of vendors changes from month to month. The July line-up involves the following:

  • JoAnn Almich, from Villard, watercolor artist promoting playing cards and artwork
  • Nan Kaufenberg, from Redwood Falls, linoleum block prints and art playing cards
  • Reinaldo Ocasio, from Milan, Rubber Ducky Rebel Soap and jewelry
  • Stephanie Bakeart, from Marshall, baked products
  • Pat Luebke, from Dawson, diamond bead paintings, canvas paintings
  • Krystl Louwagie, from Marshall, artist
  • Mary Carlson, from Dawson, painted magnets, coasters, sun catchers and Xmas ornaments
  • John White, from Ortonville, photography prints and “prairie plaks”
  • Andrew Meuleners, from Winthrop, residence-canned jams, jellies, relish and sauerkraut
  • Margaret Fuller, from Montevideo, artwork and guides
  • Melissa Peterson, from Granite Falls, picket wall artwork and fiber art
  • Jammie Neimeyer, from Maynard, artwork
  • Jill Canatsey, from Montevideo, hand-knit critters, gourmet marshmallows and graham crackers, fruit syrups, maple syrup and pickles
  • Kerri Shackelford, from Sacred Coronary heart, foodstuff truck

The celebration is getting funded by a growth grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.

For a lot more facts and an up to date record of suppliers and musicians, go to