Chamber of Commerce hosts Pelham’s first annual Wolfs Walk event

Pelham residents braved the rain to enjoy food and drink from local vendors, live music and stands featuring local businesses and organizations as the town came together at the Wolfs Walk event on September 8.

Clay Bushong, Pelham Chamber of Commerce president, co-owner of Pelham’s Mexican restaurant Cantina Lobos and director of programming, marketing and theater operations at the Pelham Picture House, launched Wolfs Walk as a street fair during which the people of Pelham had the opportunity to meet those who make the community unique.

Meridian Risk Management and Joan Solimine Real Estate sponsored the event.

Pelham businesses, including Caffe Ammi, INSPO, Vincent’s Fine Jewelry, Flowerbake by Angela, Cantina Lobos and Blue Dog Wines and Spirits had stands at the event, which lasted from 4-11P.M. One table at the fair sold Pelham T-Shirts. Many in the crowd were bought and wore the old rock band-styled shirts.

“My friend Kevin, who was on Project Runway, and I made some T-Shirts,” said Bushong.

One local artist, Katy Garry of Katy Garry Fine Art, had her colorful paintings on display. Garry also painted during the Walk so that the people who attended the event could watch her work. She had a number of individually-inspired works, as well as Pelham-themed paintings for those that wanted to show their Pelham pride.

Local bands also entertained those browsing the stands. The music began with an open mic that was followed by performances by Allison Leah, Pelham Music & Arts, Bridges and Powerlines, Warren Banholzer & Friends and Andrew Cole & the Bravo Hops, who closed out the night.

The Chamber of Commerce plans to hold additional events similar to Wolfs Walk in the coming months. An event in October will be centered around food, while another will focus on the salons in Pelham for a spa week.

“Hopefully we will do Wolfs Walk next year without rain,” said Bushong.