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Art Fest at Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Showcases the Creative Side of Trenton

July 20, 2016 | Community News, Community News and Media, Trenton


Nearly 350 people attended the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market on Monday, June 27 and previewed art displayed as part of a pop-up gallery entitled “Gear Up with Nature” as part of a special Art Fest event. The gallery contained creations made by students at Artworks in Trenton, a downtown visual art center. The students created silhouettes of desert scenes on rice paper using bicycle parts and paper as stencils in a workshop.

Residents also participated in various art-centered activities, and SAGE Coalition donated sketchbooks to make the event possible. Sidewalk chalk, acrylic paints, colored pencils and drawing paper were available for children to create their very own masterpieces on site. Market visitors also had the opportunity to have their portraits drawn by a 17-year-old local Artworks artist Bayron Calderon. “The event encouraged people to be creative because art is an aspect of living a healthy life,” said Lori Johansson, Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Manager.

The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market hosts themed community events on the last Monday of each month. Future events include Water Fest on July 25, Fit Fest on August 29, Bike Fest on September 26, and Fall Fest on October 24. For more information on the market, please visit

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