Gnome decorating contest & raffle added to Art Walk (updated)


The 27th Annual Art Walk will take place throughout historic Downtown Bowling Green on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a reception at the Wood County District Public Library starting at 3:30 p.m. This free event welcomes everyone to come experience the work of many local artists and participate in this year’s gnome raffle.

As of Tuesday the gnomes are sold out.

Anyone can stop by our Downtown Bowling Green’s Special Improvement Office at 130 S. Main St. located in the Four Corners Center to pick up their very own gnome for $15 (cash or checks can be written out to The Downtown Foundation, Inc.).

After you pick up your gnome, you can decorate it and return it to our office before 5 p.m. on April 19 so we can have them ready to be showcased at The Wood County District Public Library during Art Walk. When you bring the gnome back, you will be entered in a drawing to win $50 in Downtown Dollars! The number of gnomes available is limited so please do not miss your chance to participate.

All proceeds of the raffle will go toward the Downtown Foundation’s Flower Fund that is used to purchase and maintain the beautiful blooms that fill our historic downtown.

For a chance to win a gnome you must purchase raffle tickets during Art Walk at The Wood County District Public Library. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or 6 tickets for $5! The Gnome Show will take place at The Wood County District Public Library (251 N. Main Street). The gnome raffle will be held after 3:30 during the Art Walk Reception.

We look forward to having a great turn out! We recommend that you call our office before you stop in to make sure we aren’t in a meeting (419-354-4332). Please continue to check our Facebook page ( or our webpage ( to keep up with the latest news and updates.