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First-ever Cynthiana Art Walk will feature log cabin construction for children July 25

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By Kate Darnell

With all the Cynthiana Art Walk events planned for the two-day festival, coordinator Karey Smith said the Cynthiana Arts Council hasn’t forgotten about its youngest citizens.

“We have a ton of events for the kids,” said Smith.

The second day of the Art Walk, Saturday, July 25, will offer several options for kids, said children’s’ activities co-chairman Karen Bear.

In honor of President Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial and the 15th anniversary of the Cynthiana-Harrison County  Museum, a Lincoln Log Cabin Creation event will take place on the courthouse lawn. Sponsored by Judy Construction and Poindexter Lumber, Lincoln Logs will be provided for kids to build a cabin. Pictures of each cabin with its builder will later be displayed at the museum.

Sponsored by The Cloth Peddler, members of Harrison County High School Future Business Leaders of America will oversee tie dyed bandana making, also on the courthouse lawn.

A Recycled Art Project for kids will be held in the parking lot beside the Cynthiana Fire Department. Recycled items donated by Randy’s Recycling will be used to form a sculpture.

“The idea is to build one sculpture that everyone participates in constructing,” said Bear.

Kids and adults alike will have the chance to leave a lasting, public mark in Cynthiana at the Mural Painting Project in the Harrison Deposit Bank parking lot off Walnut Street. Rohs Opera House co-owner Roger Slade is asking the town to help renovate and repaint the large sign on the outside wall of the theater.

Bear said all the activities for the kids are free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“We really felt like we wanted to give a reason for adults to bring kids downtown...” Bear said. “...We not only wanted the kids to see artistic work, but we also wanted them to have the opportunity to create artistic work...”

Bear said the Cynthiana Arts Council hopes the Art Walk will awaken artistic spirit in the community... with Saturday’s kids’ events awakening artistic spirit for years to come.