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Call for Artisans and Craftsmen in Switzerland County

February 8, 2015 Leave a comment
Community Art Center in Vevay, Indiana.

Community Art Center in Vevay, Indiana. Photo provided by Switzerland County Tourism.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism

Switzerland County Tourism in Indiana invites Switzerland County artists and craftsmen to participate in the “Artisans Tour of Switzerland County.” The event will take place throughout galleries, home studios, and businesses in Switzerland County on May 2 & 3 from 10am-4pm. There is no charge to participate but artists must pre-register by calling (812) 427-3237 or by e-mailing visitsc@switzcotourism.com by April 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Artisans can reside outside of Switzerland County but must display their work within the county limits. Businesses, galleries and participating artists are asked to share spare space with others who may wish to join the tour. Demonstrations in all mediums are encouraged. A map of artisan locations will be distributed throughout the tour.

Art glass, quilts, weaving, jewelry, baskets, ceramics, painting, sculpture, woodworking, photography and artful reuse are examples of mediums on display. A showcase of items from participating artists will be on display at the Community Art Center in Vevay during the May 1 Vevay’s First Friday.

For more information telephone (812) 427-3237 or e-mail visitsc@switzcotourism.com. Information on lodging, county events and local businesses be found on to the Switzerland County Tourism website at www.switzcotourism.com or join the Artisans Tour of Switzerland County Facebook page.

The Doctors’ Band at Vevay First Friday, July 4

June 21, 2014 Leave a comment
The Doctor's Band

The Doctors’ Band. Photo provided by Switzerland County Tourism and used with written permission.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism
http://switzcotourism.com/

Switzerland County Tourism will present “Dancin’ on Liberty Street” during Vevay’s First Friday on July 4, 2014. The Doctors’ Band will perform from 6-9 p.m. Liberty Street is located between the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 128 West Main Street and the historic Switzerland County Courthouse in downtown Vevay, IN.

“With Vevay’s “Red, White & Blues” First Friday falling on July 4 we wanted to do a little extra,” said Kendal Miller, Switzerland County Tourism executive director. “There will be activities across Switzerland County beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Patriot and finishing up with Belterra’s fireworks that start at 10 p.m.”

The Doctors’ Band performance is free and open to the public to dance or sit and enjoy music. Lawn chairs are recommended.

The nine-piece Doctors’ Band specializes in classic rock and soul from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The band was formed with the intention of having fun and playing music that members grew up with. Many of the performers are doctors with different specialties. Members include Joe Perkinson (teacher) vocals, guitar, keyboard; James Stanley (musician) vocals, keyboard; Ken Harding (nurse anesthetist) guitar; George Alcorn (internal medicine/pulmonologist) bass guitar; Chris Watson (musician) percussion; Tom Kennedy (dentist) trombone; Rick Bennett (artist) saxophone; Mark Johnson (builder) trumpet; and Dave Butler, (dentist/oral surgeon) trumpet.

“Make a day of it. Start in Patriot for the Fourth of July festivities, then head to Vevay to shop, dine and enjoy live music. Complete the holiday with the fireworks out at Belterra.” said Miller. Vevay Main Street will provide musicians along the sidewalks of downtown Vevay for First Friday and offer free carriage rides around town also at 6 p.m.

In case of rain, an alternate location for the Doctors’ Band will be announced.

Vevay’s First Friday is presented by Vevay Main Street and includes late night dining, shopping, store specials, live entertainment, art openings and free carriage rides (weather permitting) around downtown Vevay. The event is sponsored in part by Switzerland County Tourism.

For more information on Switzerland County, its businesses, eateries and events, log on to www.switzcotourism.com or the Switzerland County Tourism-Vevay, IN Facebook page. Information is also available at 812-427-3237.

Switzerland County Yard Sale, June 15-16

Switzerland County Yard Sale, June 15-16

Switzerland County Yard Sale, June 15-16.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism
http://switzcotourism.com/

Locals and businesses located in Vevay and throughout Switzerland County, Indiana are gearing up for a spring yard sale. The event will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. across the county. Some residents will also participate on Sunday, June 16. The event is open to the public.

Residents who wish to be listed on the yard sale map should call the visitors center at 812-427-3237 by Wednesday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. with their name, address, and a brief description of available items. Maps of county participants will be available at the Switzerland County Visitors Center located at 128 West Main Street in Vevay by Friday afternoon. The center will open early at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15.

For more information on county, lodging, restaurants and tourist activities, call
812-427-3237 or log on to http://www.switzcotourism.com/. Switzerland County
Tourism-Vevay, Indiana is also on Facebook.