Downtown Warren Will Hold ‘Holiday Hop’ Saturday

WARREN, Ohio – Among the events planned for the Holiday Hop from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the downtown is a Victorian Christmas storefront competition sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County.

Artists will be at The Shortcut and other locations along the square, and Sarah Bokone’s solo show “Men” can be viewed at The TAG Shortcut gallery where visitors can meet and greet artists. The work of Kari Crawford and David Wood will be on display at the Saratoga Restaurant and a soft opening of “ZenStreet presents” is set for the Lime Tree DNA Gallery.

“The Drawing Show” features four artists, each with a distinctive drawing style: Bill Barron, Ed Hallahan, Jenifer Werthman and Melissa Jean Tucker. Barron will draw before his audiences.

The open house at the Collective Palette Studio will offer free refreshments, and a free public opening and reception is set from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Trumbull Art Gallery. At the Trumbull Area Artists Holiday Exhibition of Affordable Art, all works will be priced at $200 or less and include art by Carl Filkorn.

History will be re-created at the Edwards Museum and Heritage Center at the Kinsman House, and the National Packard Museum will be open. The Lime Tree, Mocha House, Bourbon House 45 and DNA Gallery Music will feature live music (including Dollar Bill), and children can enjoy cartoons with popcorn and refreshments at The Raymond John Wean Foundation Western Reserve Room.

The Warren Trolley will provide free rides.

The inaugural Holiday Window Decorating Contest is a cooperative effort to light up the downtown during the holiday season by encouraging local businesses to add appropriate lighting and decoration to their storefronts.

Judges and the public will decide by voting for their favorites during the Holiday Hop for “Best in Theme” and “Best Overall,” following the theme of “Victorian Christmas.” The contest will also be held online to include a “People’s Choice Award” from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3.

Awards will be presented during the Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 4.

 

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