Going to dinner for a night out is always nice, but it can become monotonous. Try taking an artistic approach for your next night out. Stark County is full of art-related activities to make an evening much more enjoyable.
For a twist on the usual plans, head no farther than Alliance. With a local theater and a pottery place boasting several other creative projects to make, you definitely won’t get bored.
Start the evening at Hot Pots Pottery.
You can paint pottery, paint canvases, make your own candles, fuse glass and slump bottles, among other projects. Painting pottery is the most popular project.
You can choose from two full walls of figurines and dishes, and from two types of paints; and a bunch of paint colors and creative tools are available.
Prices vary depending on the item(s) you choose, and you pay for your work when you pick it up, at least five days after your visit.
When finished painting, head over to Farm Girls Pub & Grub for some great local food. With customizable meals, local wines and occasional performances by local musicians, this restaurant is great for the next stop on your art-filled evening.
Don’t forget to try one of the homemade desserts. They’re made daily.
Full from a delicious meal, make your way to the Firehouse Theater. Playing May 30 through June 1 and June 6-8 is “Forever Plaid.”
The musical pays homage to the close-harmony guy groups popular in the 1950s. “The Plaids,” a group of four eager doo-wopping male singers, are killed in a car accident while heading to their first big gig. Miraculously, they return to earth to fulfill their singing dreams. Full of jukebox favorites, this musical is good old-fashioned fun.
HOT POTS POTTERY
1828 W. State St. in the Marketplace Plaza
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
FARM GIRLS PUB & GRUB
253 E. Main St.
5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
CARNATION CITY PLAYERS’
450 E. Market St.
8 p.m. May 30 through June 1, June 6-8