Mantua – How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Make plans to spend Saturday, February 11 with your sweetie at the Sweet heARTS Walk at the Mantua Center School. Admission is free, and the doors open at noon. Where else can you and your Valentine see fabulous locally made items while taking a nostalgic walk through the historic building?
The event will feature a live auction at 1:30 where you’ll have the opportunity to bid on a variety of pieces by local artisans. Artisans include Carrie and Patrick Frost from Frost Glass in Mantua, Joe Leonard’s Custom Woodcarving in Garrettsville, and work from local quilters.
In addition, the Township-owned building will be open for tours to give the community the opportunity to envision what a local community center can encompass. “The building has been a hot topic in the area for some time,” explained Leanne Painley, one of the Art walk’s organizers. “We’d like to give people the opportunity to tour the building, to help them envision what a community center could provide to our area. And the event is a great way to showcase the skills of local artists, too.”
Throughout the building, rooms will feature cookies, flowers, and other Valentine’s goodies for sale. Items available include locally made ceramics, glassware, quilts, woodcarving, and wooden toys. Silent auction items made by local artisans will be on display throughout the building, as well, with bids closing at 2:30 pm. The building will be open from noon until 5 pm.
The Mantua Restoration Society and the Mantua Historical Society sponsor the event; proceeds will support the Teen Center Task Force. For more information, contact Leanne Painley, Terri Vechery, or Carole Polard