2018-05-17 / Scene

Evening art stroll, pub crawl to celebrate Art on Nepessing Street on Friday evening

LAPEER — With art now filling the businesses of downtown Lapeer as part of the Art on Nepessing Street event, the Lapeer Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is inviting area residents and visitors to the annual Evening Art Stroll and Pub Crawl, on Friday, May 18.

According to Lapeer DDA Director James Alt, this is the fourth year that the Evening Art Stroll has taken place during Art on Nepessing Street. The art stroll takes place from 5-9 p.m. Alt said that the Evening Art Stroll is “the perfect opportunity” to visit the downtown area and peruse the shops, businesses and restaurants that are currently hosting original works of art created by artists both local and from throughout Michigan. “Participating businesses will have extended hours to allow for a night out in Lapeer enjoying the downtown community,” said Alt. “Many businesses will also be offering refreshments and activities to keep you engaged and entertained throughout the evening.”

Running concurrently with the Evening Art Stroll is the second annual Art on Nepessing Street Pub Crawl. This adult only event takes place alongside the Evening Art Stroll and showcases downtown Lapeer’s favorite food and beverage establishments. Tickets are required for the Pub crawl and can be purchased for $10 from Gallery 194 or the Lapeer Main Street DDA (located inside the Lyric Mall).

Participants that purchase their pub crawl ticket will be able to enjoy exclusive discounts at each of the participating businesses, said Alt. In addition, the first 150 participants will receive a Free Art on Nepessing Street commemorative pint glass. Participating in the Pub Crawl this year are Woodchips, Tilted Axis/ Lapeer Pizza Co, Cheers, Calvelli’s/ Papa’s Pizzeria, and the Old Detroit Burger Bar. For a list of participating businesses and ticket locations, follow Art on Nepessing Street on Facebook. Proceeds raised from the Pub Crawl will benefit The Center for the Arts and Lapeer Main Street.

Follow Art on Nepessing Street on Facebook or contact the Lapeer Main Street/DDA at 810-728-6598 for more information on the Evening Art Stroll and Pub Crawl. Art on Nepessing Street is made possible by Lakestone Bank & Trust, Aspen Creek Studios, Burke’s Flowers, Computer Country II, and the support of businesses throughout downtown Lapeer.

— Nicholas Pugliese

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