Linda Knodle, left, sings and plays with the Pretzel City Strummers as they perform for a crowd that gathered at American Garage Art for the annual Arctic Ale and Art Walk on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in downtown Freeport.

Linda Knodle, left, sings and plays with the Pretzel Metropolis Strummers as they complete for a crowd that collected at American Garage Art for the yearly Arctic Ale and Art Stroll on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in downtown Freeport.

FREEPORT — The Increased Freeport Partnership makes it a stage to arrive up with one of a kind ways to blend enjoyment with procuring to bring men and women to historic downtown Freeport.

On Saturday, men and women have been equipped to link with regional artists whilst sipping on special ales blended with tunes for the yearly Arctic Ale and Art Stroll.

Seventeen downtown firms designed the experience enjoyment for people who stopped to hear to the songs of the Pretzel City Strummers engage in at American Garage Artwork.

As the musicians played their ukuleles, some sat to hear when sampling specialty beers though some others seemed at and spoke with the artists on hand.

Mainly because masking a large amount of downtown can make a man or woman thirsty, the ale part of the festivities is a way to make the wintry encounter exclusive.

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George Yarzak of Freeport stopped to glance at the many paintings developed by Terry Werntz, who painted on an easel set up at American Garage Artwork.

Yarzak said it was a fantastic working day for he and his spouse, Stephanie, to “experience the group in a entertaining way.”

“I have some of Terry’s operate at my residence, and I preferred to see what he had new,” Yarzak stated. “The very best portion of an party like this is to allow persons see Freeport powerful yet again.”

This is the 3rd yr for the occasion to be sponsored by the Greater Freeport Partnership.

Katie Gentz, the function coordinator, said the Arctic Ale and Art Walk has been a well known occasion to hold as the winter year nears the finish.

Gentz spent Saturday recording films at just about every area to write-up on social media. Gentz claimed she was pleased with the group on the cloudy working day.

“I enjoy this event, and it aids people get by way of the stop of the winter season months,” Gentz stated. “This is about enjoying regional, with a strong encouragement to shop at our fabulous retailers with an additional reward of artists and ale tasting. We have people that arrived to see palms-on functions, and see the artists develop and explain their functions of art.”

Werntz had a big display screen of his artwork, depicting lots of area points of interest. He stated main up to the event, he started to function on a new portray of a barn scene from Wisconsin to have a fantastic visible for the crowd as he painted all through the event.

“I enjoy this function, and it receives me amongst the persons to see my artwork,” Werntz reported. “This is a terrific way for me to network with other artists to see what they do, and as an artist, I like the publicity it delivers to me.”

George Yarzak, left, watches Terry Werntz paint a picture during the Arctic Ale and Art Walk on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in downtown Freeport.

George Yarzak, remaining, watches Terry Werntz paint a photograph throughout the Arctic Ale and Artwork Walk on Saturday, March 5, 2022, in downtown Freeport.

Jane Lethlean is a freelance correspondent.

This article initially appeared on Journal Standard: Freeport’s Arctic Ale and Artwork Walk blends songs, art, purchasing and ale