HANCOCK ART WALK – EXTENDED THRU AUGUST
Hancock Area Chamber of Commerce, Hancock Partners, and the Hancock Hounds Dog Park(HHDP) are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Hancock Art Walk sponsored by the Hancock Hounds Dog Park, The Campton’s, James Serio Real Estate, Keller Williams Realty, which began May 6th 2022 during Mother’s Day Weekend Celebrations and extended until August due to popular demand. The Google Map above shows the official walking path, and this can be downloaded or sent to others by clicking the map above. The walk takes approximately 30minutes each directions assuming time to stop and read each artist’s bio and information.
“This walk is about celebrating mother’s in all forms, says Richard Lowe – Vice President of the Hancock Area Chamber of Commerce. The 2022 Hancock Art Walk will host a “Natural Beauty” theme focused on Flora, Fauna & Fish to coincide with the Festival of the Founding Fish held on May 20-23rd with the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.”
The Hancock Art Walk will begin near the entrance of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, at the The Campton’s Art Gallery located at 169 E Front Street Hancock, NY 13783 featuring the custom art piece below by local artist and Campton’s owner Laura McManus. Laura’s work will also be dramatically featured in the Hancock Town Square seen below, and her Husband Jim McManus is featured at the Hancock Hounds Dog Park truly celebrating and embracing the 2022 theme!
The Hancock Art Walk will then run down E Front Street, then navigates around the Hancock Town Square on Wheeler Street and then continues west along Main Street until reaching the Hancock Town Hall & Dog Park at 661 West Main Street with local artists displayed in local shop windows, and prominently displayed along the route from one end of the village to the other, terminating at the location of new dog park. The Hancock Town Hall has kindly agreed to lend artists the use of their parking fence to hang and display art for the Art Walk, for the temporary display for the month of May to only be installed with permission, and only the Chamber and Dog Park Staff to ensure no damage to the fence. HHDP is working hand-in-hand with local artists, business owners and the new Hancock Arts Alliance to cultivate long-term relationships with regional artists for future Hancock Art Walks.
HHDP has been fortunate to have incredibly talented members and local artists, who have contributed to our marketing success. For example, our logo was designed by none other than the Emmy-Award winning artist and graphic designer, of CBS fame, David Keller. David’s wife Jill Keller serves as the Executive Director of HHDP. Jill Keller is also a famed artist who has been a professional food stylist for over 15 years, with clients that include fortune 500 corporations, national restaurant chains, and major media publications.
The 2022 Hancock Art Walk intends to serve as a significant attraction for travelers, homeowners, and passersby on the highway. The event’s location will encourage people to get out and appreciate what the town has to offer. It will also demonstrate how we aim to incorporate arts and culture into all of our events which will not only stimulate the minds of those coming to the events, but will also make it look visually appealing from a distance encouraging future travel to Hancock and, in turn, Delaware county as a whole. Hancock Hounds Dog Park Inc. is a 501c3 New York State Not-for-profit Charitable Corporation. The completed dog park will be built across 1.5 acres of flat land conveniently located behind the Hancock Town Hall at 661 W. Main Street in Hancock, New York.
Official Press Release linked here.