SummerNight Downtown Art Walk 2017

Blog
Claire Gamble
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
6/8/2017

Summer time in Auburn is a special time of the year for students and locals alike! The streets are a little quieter, but there is still plenty to do in this small town. Join us tomorrow night for SummerNight Downtown Art Walk - a free, creative evening in the downtown, entertainment district.

There are many activities to be enjoyed. The parade will kick-off the night at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at 6 p.m. and will end at Toomer's Corner! Other festivities include local art for sale, live music, late-night shopping, dining and children’s activities!

Enjoy cooking? Try your hand at the Sweeter than Honey culinary contest. Entries must be turned in on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from noon to 9 p.m. or Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. The contest’s winners will be announced on the stage located at Toomer’s Corner at 7:15 p.m.

SummerNight Downtown Art Walk is hosted by The City of Auburn, Auburn Arts Association, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Auburn Downtown Merchant Association.

Who? Everyone is invited
What? an arts festival that transforms downtown Auburn into its very own arts district
Where? Downtown Auburn
When? SummerNight Downtown Art Walk is scheduled from 6-10pm on Friday, June 9th . A pre-parade party will be held at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at 5 p.m., where all participants can create parade-related crafts and enjoy a fun atmosphere to begin this exciting Auburn event.

Street Closures: From approximately 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., College Street will close from Thach Avenue to Tichenor Avenue, and Magnolia Street will close from Wright Street to Gay Street. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Magnolia Street will also close from Debardeleben Street to Gay Street for the Honey Walk Parade.

Parking details: Valet parking will be free and will be available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The valet parking stand will be set up near the southeast corner of the parking deck, between Sofy Copy and the entrance to the smaller parking lot on Gay Street. All cars valet parked must be picked up by 11 p.m. There also will be free public parking available on the first floor of the Auburn Municipal Parking Deck, Anders Bookstore, Auburn Bank, Regions Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, Four Seasons Cleaners, Auburn Wesley Foundation and Tiger Rags.

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