On July 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., merchants and artists will participate in the second-year event, and officials are hoping hundreds of residents will join the fun in downtown Fenton.
Visitors will be able to come to a booth in downtown Fenton (just outside Fenton City Hall) and receive a map, which will include instructions along with artist and merchant information. People then can visit participating businesses to observe the art, meet the artists and explore what each store has to offer.
To get you ready for the event, we will feature several artists in our Faces of the Fenton Art Walk series in the days leading up to the extravaganza.
Name: Dorothy Mikat, retired psychiatrist
Residence:Fenton resident for over 35 years
How did you get started? I started writing after spending 14 months in the Philippines doing volunteer work. I met a woman there who told me her life story. I found it so stimulating and informative that I wanted to record it.
Describe your work? Two books published:
1- Throw Her in the Sea - Based on the life of a woman growing up in the Philippines. She survives many natural disasters as well as spousal abuse. The book is educational and inspirational.
2- Heaven on Hold - A fun read, comedy/satire about a group of women with financial distress. They decide to form a new church as a means of getting rich quick. I am currently converting the second book into a stage play.