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Atlantic City hosting an Open House, Art Walk
Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports
The day's events include live music, a coloring contest, free self-guided tours and a poker run.
Atlantic City will host its seventh annual community-wide Open House and Art Walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Artists, crafts people and authors will display their work at several locations throughout town.
The town's businesses have welcomed hundreds of visitors to the Open House and Art Walk each summer since 2007. The Art Walk usually includes pottery, rock jewelry, quill and bead work, quilts, wood sculptures, pen and ink drawings, paintings, handmade knives, and books.
Atlantic City boasts three new businesses this year. Owned by Yvonne Elliott, the Dredger Station on Rock Creek in the Wyoming Dot Com Community Center offers books, old-time candy, mining equipment and sarsaparilla as well as free Internet access.
A block north of the Dredger Station are Snowbound Studio
and Spencer-Hockett Architect-ure, which are owned and operated by potter and architect Pam Spencer-Hockett.
Using the historic Hyde's Hall property, Spencer-Hockett and her crew have stabilized the walls to create a future outdoor courtyard with an apartment and pottery studio in back. She will be selling pottery at the Art Walk.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will host a children's coloring contest at its fellowship hall.
The church celebrated the 100-year anniversary of its consecration this year.
Again this year, there will be a poker crawl for a 50/50 drawing, and space will be space for anyone who wants to bring a table and sell their wares. Participants in the poker crawl can pick up instructions at the Miners' Grubstake, which will serve barbecued tri-tip and ribs near the teepee.
The Grubstake also will have live bluegrass music with Kerry Wallace and her band.
The Atlantic City Mercantile will be serving pulled pork sandwiches and drink specials.
At the Miner's Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast, several authors will answer questions and sign copies of their books: Marjane Ambler's book "Yellowstone Has Teeth: A Memoir of Living Year Round in the World's First National Park" was released in June; Jon Lane and Susan Layman's "South Pass City" and the "Sweetwater Mines" were released in spring 2012; and Barbara Townsend's preview copy of her historic novel "Blood Atonement," which will be released Aug. 22.
Sandy and Doug Lowinske of Country Woodworking will show their custom aspen wood furnishings and decor at the bed and breakfast.
The Atlantic City Historical Society's table will have free brochures for self-guided tours of the town.
The Atlantic City Battalion 9 Fire Hall will host live music throughout the day, including the Strumlords of Atlantic City at 3:30 p.m.
Across the street at Wild Bill's Guns, handmade knives will be for sale as well as hunting and fishing licenses and ATV permits.