Calling all local artists and art lovers!

It is Tastes & Talents month in Putnam County, which makes it one of our very favorite times of the year. The month of March is dedicated to showing off all the amazing restaurants and artists that make Putnam County the place we love to live. This weekend, there are a couple great ways to celebrate Tastes & Talents that will allow our impressive local artisans to show off the hard work they do.  Please plan to come out and support them.

Friday evening, The Wingate by Wyndham is hosting their very first Art & Ales night in support of local artists.  With locally made art pieces displayed in their lobby, the perfect night is in the works beginning at 6:30pm. Stop on in, grab an ale at their lobby bar and take a look of some of Putnam County’s finest artists!!

Then, on Saturday afternoon/evening, The Garage in Scott Depot is hosting Creative Isolation-Art Inside the Walls. Get your tickets online or pay at the door for this great creative event! It’s a Spring Art Show & Cajun Fish Boil, so plan to come hungry!  Food will be provided by Fairway’s Bar & Grill, and indoor and outdoor seating will be available.  If you just want to browse and check out the art, the event is FREE.  If you’d like to participate in the Cajun Fish Boil, online tickets are $22 for dinner and $25 at the door.  Part of this cost will be donated to the PACE Foundation.  The art will be judged by impartial jurors and winners will be announced the day of the show. There will be a People’s Choice Award for the public to cast votes for.

Also on Saturday, you can come challenge yourself at the Battle Run Fitness Games at Camp Appalachia in Scott Depot. Compete on your own or with a partner.  This is a series of 10-12 fitness challenges, each separately judged, with combined totals determine ranking. Events include but aren’t limited to sandbag runs, sled pushes, power throws, sled drags, tire flips, hand raised push-ups, and more. Awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places for male, female, & teams. Search the event on FB to purchase tickets.