Arts with Bites event features local businesses

| September 4, 2014

COSHOCTON – Three local businesses in Coshocton, The Frame Shop, Mercantile on Main, and Commonwealth Americana at Kiefer’s Florist, are sponsoring the second Arts with Bites event on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Each venue will feature an entrée catered by English Ivy.

“Among the three of us, we wanted to make the community aware of what we do and get new customers into our shops,” said Shara Prindle, owner of The Frame Shop.

In addition to hosting the Arts with Bites event, The Frame Shop at 1030 Chestnut St is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an art auction to benefit the Coshocton National Art Honor Society. Local artists will be donating original paintings to the auction. Bidders may place their bids on the paintings during the event with the highest bidder announced at the end of the event.

Art lovers are encouraged to start their afternoon at The Frame Shop to sample a light appetizer from English Ivy. Tim Milligan will also be playing acoustics from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The theme is “Fabric of Life” and various fabrics will be displayed. Tickets will be available at each venue and will be entered into a drawing to win a basket filled with items that is valued at $200. Also in celebration of The Frame Shop’s 20th anniversary, Prindle will be giving away 20 door prizes to the first 20 people who come.

The next stop is Mercantile on Main, located at 603 Main St. Owner Denise Guthrie will be featuring a hand-embroidered trunk show showcasing Robin Kingsley designs from Bird and Brain. Guthrie will be including a free kit featuring one of Kingsley’s designs with each purchase. There will also be a hand embroidery demonstration at this time.

“Everyone is encouraged to come and see how much work goes into making these hand embroidered pieces,” said Guthrie.

English Ivy will be serving light snacks at Mercantile on Main, and the event will end at Commonwealth Americana at Kiefer’s Florist with dessert where three Commonwealth crafters will be giving demonstrations.

“It’s a chance to meet with crafters and see what they do,” said Ed Kiefer, owner of Kiefer’s Florist.

The event is free and open to the public. Currently, three Art with Bites events are being planned for next year.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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