The Hearst Arts Council will be holding an Art Crawl next Friday, Aug. 16 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm along George Street. Coordinator of Hearst Festival On The Planks Leena Lamontagne Dupuis says art walks are becoming quite popular in other communities, but theirs will be a little different as the artists will be set up in various businesses.

The theme this year is Art-Side and Lamontagne-Dupuis says they wanted to bring the art and the artists from inside the Arts Council to the local residents and region outside in a new format. Admission for the Art Crawl is Free, but they do except donations, and those who want to take part are asked to just show up at the gate between 8th and 9th on George St.