Busy times in area
There are a lot of great things happening in our area in September. Last week the Carnegie Arts Center had a great opening of “High 5,” which was composed of art work by the Leavenworth County Artist’s Association. That is really a fun exhibition and will be open for all to see until Sept. 27. Each piece has the same five objects but it is so amazing to look at the different approaches each artist used. You really have to look hard for the five objects. A must see.
Starting Sept. 10 and continuing Sept. 11 and 12 is the “First City Festival.” Leavenworth County Artists will have a showing of county buildings, homes and scenery at the Heritage Center east gallery. On Saturday, Sept. 12, a display with art that will be for sale will be set up from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Haymarket Square. Also on Sept. 12, there will be an artist at six locations on the River Walk on Three Mile Creek doing “plein air” painting. This means you can come down and watch the artists while they are at work.
This Thursday, the Leavenworth Kiwanis Club will have a barbeque dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Riverfront Community Center, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Metro Big Band will perform at Seventh and Cherokee. Friday, Sept. 11, there will be three different jazz bands from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Haymarket Square. “Live on Stage” with musical groups will be from 6 to 11 at the Landing Park.
At 7 a.m. Saturday at the Flea Market and Food Market, artesian vendors will open. The start of a 5K race for women is at 8 a.m., and the men start at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., the Haymarket Square and Three Mile Creek dedication will take place. This will be a really exciting event for all of Leavenworth County residents.
There are many more events for all ages not listed here, but all in all it sounds like a wonderful time for everyone.