The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - The arts come alive at Arts Night Out in one of historic Heritage Station Thursday, July 11, from 6 p.m. until 9 pm.

The evening features a drum circle, hosted by First Congregational United Church of Christ, as they welcome visitors to Heritage Station's patio beginning at 6 p.m.

Inside the Visitors Center, Huntington Fiction Factory will host local author and West Virginia Writers Inc. Award Winner Eliot Parker as he presents "Becoming the Extroverted-Introverted: Promoting Yourself and Your Work."

Sweet treats are being offered up as Sweets by Sunny will set up inside the Visitors Center lobby and selling macarons.

Local artists Tanessa Blankenship and Ron Haeberle are scheduled to premiere solo exhibitions at Moonlight Cookies and Sip Wine & Whiskey Bar. July's Night Out is marked to feature four local authors: Sarah Dooley, Marie Manilla, Sheila Redling and Carter Taylor Seaton. Authors and artists will showcase artistic endeavors at The Red Caboose. Full Circle Gifts and Goods are hosting a create your own ceramic tile night. The cost is $25 per tile.

The creativity doesn't stop as Henna Envy of Ashland is offering henna tattoos at The Haute Wick Social. Music is also serenading the evening as country crooner Alex Blankenship performs on Taps at Heritage's patio.

Local eateries like Let's Eat, Sip, Moonlight Cookies, and Taps are open throughout the evening to offer food and beverage options.

"We are literally expanding our circle this month at Arts Night Out," says co-organizer Raine Klover, "First Congregational will give people the opportunity to join with others to create gorgeous beats within a drum circle.

They will have a few extra instruments but encourage the community to bring their own instruments as well. We will also expand our circle to Kentucky with Henna Envy of Ashland. They will be set up at The Haute Wick Social "

Arts Night Out is a seasonal arts event that occurs at Heritage Station on the second Thursday of the month April through October.

This is a free event and open to the public.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ArtsNightOutWV/, contact Raine Klover at 304-525-7333 or raine@visithuntingtonwv.org or contact Sheila Redling at sgredling@gmail.com.

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