By Kaelin Roberts
Old Town Staff Writer
Old Town has an expanding art scene supported by local artists in the area.
“Old Town has one of the largest concentrations of artists (galleries, boutiques, design studios, video productions…etc) in this area,” said Louise Gradwohl, an intern at the Old Town Commercial Association. Gradwohl said the art scene in Old Town is thriving because of the numerous artists. They have many events where young artists have opportunities to get involved. “We have Scrapfest in the summer. Teams form and have the opportunity to create anything out of scrap metal they find in Friedland’s scrap yard,” said Gradwohl. “It’s a great opportunity for artists, welders, family and friends to come together and create an amazing sculpture that is then auctioned off at Festival of the Sun.”
Gradwohl said the artists get a portion of the auction price and have great exposure to community members who might be interested in more of their artwork.