Monday, July 11, 2005

EVENT: Annual North Adams "beach party" set for Wednesday, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 16:37:24 -0400
From: Rod Bunt <>

Eric Rudd's 2005 Eagle Street Beach; July 13, 4-7 PM

"Lots of Free Beach Toys, Prizes for Sand Sculptures and Fun!"

"Have you ever played on a beach right in the downtown of North Adams?

Eagle Street merchants have contributed sand toys for everyone to use as
well as prizes for the most creative sand castles or sand sculptures to be
created during artist Eric Rudd's Eagle Street Beach and Community Party
(July 13, 4-7 PM). More than 250,000 pounds of white sand, donated by
Specialty Minerals and delivered by the City of North Adams, will be
spread - curb to curb - the entire length of downtown Eagle Street, North
Adams. Live music will be performed by the popular band 'Plum Crazy'
(stage and sound system provided with support from Massachusetts College
of Liberal Arts and the City of North Adams; power line installed by
Sommer Electric).

Adams Co-operative Bank is providing free sand toys for use by children
and families. In addition, many prizes will be awarded to individuals and
small groups/families of all ages making interesting sand sculptures. From
our neighbor to the north, ten $20 gift certificates from Hunter's - An
American Grill (Bennington) will be given out.

New this year - 100 tickets to the Steeplecats will be given out to
children 12 years or younger! Compliments of the Steeplecats.

Prizes from Eagle Street merchants include five savings banks- complete
with a cash surprise inside - from Adams Co-operative Bank, five "Goodie
Bags" of novelties and sweets from Persnickity Toys and each contains a
certificate for a regular-sized ice cream cone from Sugar Llama Café and
Sweet Shop, gift certificate for two Panini sandwiches from Gideon's
Luncheon & Nightery, two $10 gift certificates from Berkshire Gifts, three
$10 gift certificates from Jack's Hot Dog Stand, one large two-top pizza,
one large cheese pizza, plus a certificate for two pasta dinners of
winner's choice from Village Pizza, a Boston Red Sox beach towel from All
Sorts of Sports, $10 gift certificate from Crafty Creations, $10 gift
certificate from Kim's Cuts, a $3 gift certificate and T-shirt from
Molly's Bakery, a large one-topping pizza and a dinner of the winner's
choice from Mouton's Pizzaria, a water-proof FM radio and two inflatable
surf riders from Mia's Exchange Consignment Shop, gift certificate from
Basin Clove Antiques, an insulated lunch bag, water bottle, magazine and
one week free membership (North Adams or Adams) from Curves Fitness, an
hand-carved wooden sculpture relief from Haitian Gallery. In addition,
several stores will be having specials during the beach party.

To win one of the great prizes, no artistic experience is necessary - just
the willingness to get into the sand and have fun. Beach attire is
recommended. The event is for children, adults and families playing
creatively in the sand together. Prizes will be awarded primarily to
children, but prizes to groups of children as well as families with adults
and individual adults will also be awarded.

Artist Eric Rudd's seventh annual "Eagle Street Beach" will be held on
Wednesday, July 13, 2004, from 4 to 7 PM. In case of rain (or threat of
rain!), the event will be held the next day on July 14, from 4-7 PM. The
public is invited to come and enjoy the sandy beach created on the entire
length of historic Eagle Street, just off Main Street, North Adams.

This block-long community "sculpture" was first created in 1999 by artist
Eric Rudd as part of the Contemporary Artists Center's "Downtown
Installations." Now an independent event presented by the artist, hundreds
of residents participate each year in this unique "street" festival and
community art event.

The "Eagle Street Beach" is sponsored and fully supported by artist Eric
Rudd, Specialty Minerals, the Mayor and City of North Adams, Plum Crazy,
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Adams Cooperative Bank,
Steeplecats, Hunter's - An American Grill, and all the merchants of
historic Eagle Street. Portable toilets provided compliments of A-1

For more information: Eric Rudd, 413.664.9550,


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