Dave Schimming will perform bluegrass music, and students from age 5 to 17 will showcase their artwork Thursday, April 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The students were enrolled in fall and spring art classes at the gallery led by Kathy Schroeder and Mary Lee McDonald. Thursday’s special music and art are part of “Art & Music in the Heart of Newton.”
A reception for participating adult and student artists in the “Spring into the Arts Festival” art contest will be at 7 p.m.
Their artwork will also be on display.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. More information is available by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.
Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.
In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 50 local artists, a gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel.
Normal gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.