Light Up Eau Claire
By Anna Loritz, EC Insider
Now in its 8th year, the Banbury Art Crawl has always been a big draw for those interested in the local art scene. But this year, here at Visit Eau Claire, we recommend making the art crawl the backdrop for your Valentine’s Day date. Why, you ask?
Flowers? Chocolate? Bling? Getting the right Valentine’s Day gift can be tricky, but at the Art Crawl, they’ve got you covered. Start the evening by letting your sweetheart know that they can pick out their gift. Whether they are looking for jewelry, clothing, pottery, or a painting, there is sure to be something unique they can take home that will make the evening memorable. Some artists even do make-and-take projects. And what’s more romantic than a handmade Valentine’s gift?
We all know that on Valentine’s Day weekend restaurants are more like zoos. Luckily, Banbury has you covered here as well. Also in Building 13, Forage will be open both Friday and Saturday during the Art Crawl. In addition to having food and drink for purchase, they’ll be providing a romantic ambiance with live music.
And there is nothing sexier than supporting local art! Many local artists will be at the crawl sharing their passion and their creativity. Showing your enthusiasm for our local artists and what they do is sure to have your Valentine’s heart all aflutter.
After the Art Crawl wraps up at 5PM on Saturday, the party moves down the block. The Artist After Crawl at The Oxbow Hotel is a meet and greet for the artists and community members. Chat with your favorite artists and enjoy unique cocktails, snacks, and entertainment in the cozy atmosphere of The Lakely.
Twenty years from now you’re likely not going to remember a cliché date you went on for Valentine’s Day 2017. If you go to the Art Crawl, however, we can almost guarantee you’ll have memories to smile about. And who knows? Twenty years from now that painting you bought your sweetheart might still be hanging on your wall.
So whether you’re an art lover, or are just in love and looking for a unique Valentine’s date, check out the Banbury Art Crawl…you won’t be disappointed!