Posted September 2nd, 2012
Easthampton City Arts+ presents the Parade of the Bears for a final view of the 2012 Easthampton Bear Fest sculptures on September 8, 2012, 5:30-7:00 p.m. during Art Walk Easthampton.
Visitors, artists, and community members will kick-off the final days of the Bear Fest with a celebratory viewing of the artists-created bear sculptures seen throughout the city. The sidewalk parade will commence with the Expandable Brass Brand leading the group at 5:30 p.m. at The Old Town Hall, 43 Main Street in Easthampton. This will be the last chance for bear lovers to see the 92 bear sculptures on view throughout the streets of Easthampton and in businesses throughout Easthampton, Westhampton, and Southampton.
Visitors will also be able to pick up Bear Fest t-shirts, miniaturized paint-your-own Bear sculptures, posters and additional Bear Fest memorabilia to commemorate the 2012 Bear Fest.
The Bear sculptures will thereafter be removed from their logs and prepared for the Bear Fest Gala and Live Auction on September 20th at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets for the Gala and Auction may be purchased online here or at the ECA+ Gallery, 43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA for $65 per ticket.