Clearwater Art Walk goes on despite cold

By Travis Mounts

A good crowd braved cold weather on Friday to take part in the fourth annual Clearwater Art Walk.

The event feature visual artists displaying their work, musicians playing at multiple locations, vendors with homemade soaps, plants and gifts, and even face painting.

One artist was youth Aidan Reed, who was one of the artists at Clearwater Public Library. Reed had a table full of pipe-cleaner characters, many from the “Fallout Floor” video game, as well as roughly a dozen drawings.

Reed was previously featured in The Times-Sentinel for the artwork he was creating and selling while hospitalized with leukemia.

“All I had was markers, paper and an iPad,” he said. “I’ve been drawing and making art since.”

He and his family began selling his artwork online, and they went viral. He raised a significant amount of money, some of which will help pay for college. He is now cancer-free.