- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Jury finds Harris guilty of murder, 3 other counts (9/15/17)4
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
A day for arts
With a weather forecast of sunny and temperatures in the 80s, everything looks good for Saturday's arts events at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau.
The full day features the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's ArtsCape Community Arts Festival and the Street Painting Festival organized by Craig Thomas, owner of the Black Door Gallery downtown.
On tap are a children's activity center, vendors of arts and crafts, musical entertainment and street painting, which involves creating temporary art on sidewalks using pastel chalks.
The Street Painting Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost to participants is $15 each and includes a box of pastels and pizza.
ArtsCape is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About 30 vendors are expected, selling blown glass, pottery, jewelry and other crafts. A glassblower and blacksmith will be on hand to demonstrate their crafts.
It takes a lot of preparation and work to pull off all-day events like these, and everyone involved in ArtsCape and the Street Painting Festival deserves a big thank you from the community, especially those who spend some time Saturday at Capaha Park.
Cape Girardeau's growing reputation in the arts will get a big boost from these events.