Event set for Saturday (9/12/09) promises lots of choices for visitors to see, buy
Downtown Athens will be bustling with people Saturday as the Duck Run 5K and Art on the Square take over a few blocks.
More than 55 artists will be featured this year during the art event. Diane Lehr, Art on the Square board member, said applicants doubled this year. The board brought in independent art professors to choose which artists will be showcased.
"We hired an independent panel from the region," Lehr said. "They have nothing to do with our board."
She said by doing this, it gives a more varied choice of artists for spectators to see.
The day "is totally dedicated to art," Lehr said. "Everything from painting to throwing clay on the wheel to beaded necklaces."
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