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Lisa Allmendinger on July 21st, 2016

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.)

The Chelsea Art Market, curated by River Gallery on behalf of Chelsea Area Festivals and Events, features cool, hip and affordable art from emerging artists and craft persons on July 29-30 from noon to 8 p.m. on West and East Middle streets during the Sounds and Sights Festival.

Growing on the success of its indie-format, this year 42 stellar artists will be part of the Chelsea Art Market.

“Together with the artists, we have created a vibrant vibe for the Art Market.  Many past exhibitors are returning this year, and throughout the jury process for new artists, we focus on our vision and keep our craftsmanship standards high.   We have assembled an array of exceptional artists who have reinvented the art market scene,” said Patti Schwarz, art market program coordinator and director of River Gallery + Exhibits.

All artists participating in the art market are from throughout the Midwest. Various mediums will be represented including melted glass pieces designed by Kiersten Kern of “Red Opal Designs”, handcrafted sculptures made from repurposed goods by Red Barn Studios, and plein-air paintings by Lori Eslick.

Spectators will have the opportunity to watch downtown street artists as they demonstrate techniques in clay, glass, spray paint, jewelry making, painting, and wood. Chelsea artist and owner of USArtquest, Susan Pickering Rothamel, will be demonstrating collage techniques utilizing handmade papers.

In addition to the art market, visitors can explore the 40th Annual Sounds and Sights Festival, a two-day, three-night festival that draws over 15,000 visitors annually and features national and regional live music acts, local food and brew, an annual public art sculpture exhibit and activities for the entire family.

For more information and a detailed list of artists visit www.chelseafestivals.com/artmarket, call River Gallery + Exhibits at 433-0826, or email artmarket@chelseafestivals.com.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 21st, 2016

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By Lisa Carolin

This is a busy time for the Chelsea District Library. The World War 1 Centennial event has its ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30.

In less than a month, the library will have its 10th anniversary celebration. That takes place on Aug. 18 and will include tours of the building and photo displays documenting its history.

The budget hearing for the Chelsea District Library’s draft 2017 budget is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:45 p.m. in the McKune Meeting Room at the library. That was unanimously approved by the Library’s Board of Trustees at its July 19 meeting. Final approval of the 2017 operating budget is scheduled for Sept. 20.

Strategic planning with Bridgeport Consulting is underway with interviews scheduled with trustees during July and a meeting with Chelsea District Library staff at a meeting July 22.

The Board of Trustees and library staff approved a joint retreat along with Bridgeport Consulting, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 21. The board approved closing the library for the day.

Assistant Director Linda Ballard reported that a storm overnight on July 17 caused a problem with the building’s cooling system. A backup drive is being installed at a cost of $5,000, which is part of the library’s maintenance contingency fund.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 21st, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 21st, 2016

(Publisher’s note: Although this is not taking place in Chelsea, the issue is one of importance to all of us. And Chelsea Police Chief Ed Toth plans to be there.)

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 21st, 2016

Walter-ClarkWalter John (Wally) Clark of Ann Arbor, previously of Chelsea and Addison.

Walter Clark of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away on July 14, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.

Walter was born on June 4, 1963 to George and Theresa (Saja) Clark. He spent most of his life in Chelsea and was a member of the class of 1981. Later he lived in Addison before moving to Ann Arbor to be closer to his sons.

Walter enjoyed playing Euchre, hunting, fishing, working with his hands, fixing electronics, country music and classic rock.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the First Congregational Church of Chelsea, 121 E. Middle St. Chelsea, at 1 p.m. with visitation starting at noon.

For the full obituary, please click here.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 20th, 2016
Photo by Burrill Strong. Thunderwud.

Photo by Burrill Strong. Thunderwud.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.)

Now in its seventh week, Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights, presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, continues its free summer concert series Thursday, July 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Professional artists perform at 11 staged areas located throughout downtown Chelsea featuring music, dance, family entertainment and chalk drawing.

Local favorite, Thunderwude performs bluegrass at Katie’s Korner on the library lawn. Creole Du Norde returns to South Street with a mix of Cajun and Zydeco music and at the East Alley stage, Bob Pogue performs light rock and folk.

Rock group Los Dingos Del Norte performs at East Middle Street and Brian Brickley and the Martindales will be at Sylvan Courtyard. Seven Bridges showcases country at Glazier Building just around the corner from blues group, Blues Dog Inquisition. Rock duo, Cogswell and Johnson will be at the Chelsea Alehouse Brewery patio.

Fun for the whole family continues with tap dancing duo 2×4 at the Clocktower Courtyard stage, and 3 Generations Balloons for the kids at Main Street Alley.

Chelsea Chalk Art, beneath the Chelsea Clocktower on Main Street, provides chalk and drawing examples for all ages and levels of expertise. The theme this week is “Ocean Life”.

After Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights, SRSLY Cinema presents free outdoor movies at dusk. This week SRSLY presents Megamind (PG).

For a complete schedule, visit www.chelseafestivals.com.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 20th, 2016
Courtesy photo. The Kielbasa Kings Polka Band will be one of the musical acts.

Courtesy photo. The Kielbasa Kings Polka Band will be one of the musical acts.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.)

Chelsea Area Festivals and Events is pleased to add The Kielbasa Kings Polka Band to the 40th annual Sounds and Sights Festival.

Presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, the weekend event features national and regional live music acts, local food and brew, an open-air art market, classic car show, chalk art contest, and multiple activities for all ages.

On Saturday, July 30, the Social Tent will feature The Kielbasa Kings from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The Dearborn-based polka band performs contemporary and traditional polkas, waltzes and obereks, instrumentally and sung in Polish and English.

Located in the parking lot behind The Common Grill restaurant, the social tent has free admission from 1-5 p.m. Beer and wine will be for sale to those aged 21 and over with valid identification.

A food court, featuring Vi’s Polish Cuisine, is adjacent to the social tent’s entrance on West Middle Street. In addition to polish food, the food court offers a variety of food from Hot Papi’s Empanadas, Cold Steel Grill, Amie Jo’s Elephant Ears, Doughrunts, Kiwanis Truck, Smokehouse 52 BBQ, Catered Coffee and The Common Grill.

The social tent will briefly close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 6 p.m. with a $5 dollar cover to the festival’s ‘Dance Party’ featuring 13th Floor followed by The Phoenix Theory. Both bands perform renditions of classic rock and dance favorites from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today.

For a complete line up of music events, the chalk art contest, and the art market, visit www.chelseafestivals.com.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 20th, 2016

Chelsea logoThe Chelsea Downtown Development Authority Board meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, July 21 to Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Municipal Building.

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 20th, 2016

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 20th, 2016

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