One of summer’s most anticipated events takes place this weekend — Forum 35’s Art Melt — set for downtown at the Capitol Park Museum. It kicks off with a Patron’s Preview Friday night. This is a ticketed event, but Saturday night’s festivities are free and open to the public.

Now in it’s 10th year, Art Melt is the largest multimedia, juried art exhibit in the state. All of the artwork on display is available for sale, but that’s not all. The evening also features live music, performing arts and culinary creations. Put this one on your calendar; you don’t want to miss out. It starts at 5 p.m.

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