Downtown Philippi will host the third Art Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and more than 200 people are expected to come see what this Philippi Main Street event has to offer.
The stroll is free to the public, and it will feature the creative talents of more than 22 artists, plus numerous students from the Barbour County public schools, local classes and Alderson-Broaddus College.
Besides the visual artists in the business locations and the crafters on the Court House Square, strollers also will be able to enjoy readings by the BC Writers' Workshop at the Philippi Public Library and by Alderson Broaddus student writers on the front porch of the Family Resource Network house.
Musicians will be featured on the courthouse gazebo, in front of Hope's Mission Thrift Store on Main Street, on the front porch of the Fogg/Longo home on Main Street, inside Freedom Bank, on the front porch of the Jett home on Main Street and on the front stoop of the Glass Swan Gallery on South Main Street.
A special feature of this Art Stroll will be a birthday celebration for the Covered Bridge at the end of the evening on the courthouse gazebo.
A "bridge walk," fashioned after the traditional cakewalk, will take place about 7:45 p.m., complete with bridge-related prizes.
The singing of "Happy Birthday" and birthday cake will complete the birthday party.
Rounding out this fall's Art Stroll will be a wine and cheese reception at the Glass Swan Gallery throughout the evening. Susan Gouer-Ball will serve a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres and wine to those with reception tickets.
Tickets can be purchased at the Main Street information table on the courthouse square or at the Glass Swan Gallery.