Sweet Sweet Summer returns, bringing art, culture to Canal Street
With the summer months around the corner, Lockport will once again be celebrating art and culture with the second annual Sweet Sweet Summer.
Ellen Martin, owner of Sweet Ride Rentals will be hosting a variety of activities throughout the summer months, combining art, geography, creativity and words of positivity.
“There are a lot of great community events in Lockport and during the summer we have a lot of visitors,” she said. “I like the quirky and unexpected … and art. All of these projects fall into these categories.”
Last year, Lockport saw painted outdoor pianos, a chalk festival, yarn bombing and a giant chalkboard where sweet dreams were recorded.
“Overall, I think (last summer) was a success,” Martin said. “The pianos got a lot of play, the chalk festival was amazing and the Sweet Dream wall was a lot of fun. People have so many different goals and dreams.”
This year, several new activities have been planed, including a giant geography bee and outdoor quilting bee.
Memorial Day Weekend will kick off the Sweet Sweet Summer with Sweet Travel. The giant geography bee will feature a 20 by 30 foot multicolored map of the United States. People can “visit” every state this summer and test their knowledge. The map will be located out front of Sweet Ride Rentals, 51 Canal St.
The Sweet Quilting Bee will finish off the Sweet Sweet Summer events Aug. 23 and 24. Members of the Kenan and Dale Quilting Guilds will join together to quilt in honor of Lockportian Aaron Mossell.
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