Downtown Tyler ArtWalk to be held Saturday

Published on Monday, 2 December 2013 19:45 - Written by Staff Reports

Downtown Tyler will be awash in art, music, dance, interactive projects and more at the latest installment of the Downtown Tyler ArtWalk from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

 More than two dozen artists will display their work in pop-up galleries throughout the downtown area.

 “We turn the area around the square into an instant art gallery,” said Beverly Abell, leader of the City of Tyler Main Street Department, organizer of the event. “Downtown businesses open their doors to host artists, who display their work, sometimes do demos, and visit with the crowd,” she said.

 “We will have so many different kinds of artists at the ArtWalk this time,” Ms. Abell said. “We have traditional painters, street artists, jewelry-makers and more. This is in addition to a great dance line-up, musicians and others who will populate the ArtWalk,” she said.

 Abell noted that the art on display is for sale, so ArtWalk is a good opportunity for shoppers who are looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind gift item.

 Additionally, volunteers will be selling remaining canvases from June’s award-winning 6x6@110 project. More than 1,000 canvases were painted and sold for $20 each as a fundraiser for the gallery. From Dec. 7 through 14, remaining canvases will be on sale for $10 each.

 Artists also have donated large-scale works of art to be sold in a silent auction at Gallery Main Street, with all proceeds going to the gallery.

 Those who visit ArtWalk will have the opportunity to get into the artistic activities by helping produce a giant Texas flag with sticky notes.

 Admission to the ArtWalk is free and open to the public.

 Those who attend ArtWalk also have the opportunity to watch “White Christmas” at Liberty Hall beginning at 7 p.m. A $5 ticket is required for the movie.

 Those with questions should call the gallery at 903-593-6905 or email gallerymainstreet@tylertexas.com.