First SMArt Walk This Friday

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Press Release posted 6/2/13 – Reviving Sierra Madre’s reputation as a place where art and creativity thrive, a group of local businesses have come together to initiate the first Sierra Madre Art Walk.

On the first Friday of every other month (view scheduled dates) Sierra Madre will be bustling with creativity as local artists and musicians join with over twenty small businesses to celebrate art and community during the inaugural Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk).

SMArt Walk is formally launched by local businesses, artists and musicians. Through regular exhibitions in downtown Sierra Madre, the SMArt Walk’s mission is to increase community awareness and appreciation of the arts, and to encourage interaction between local artists and the public by providing artists with a supportive network that fosters the creative economy. SMArt Walk will take place four times in 2013, on the first Friday of the months of June, August, October and December.

Original works of art (including paintings, drawings, photographs, fine art prints, floral design and sculptures) will be available to view and purchase, along with many fine crafts including furniture, pottery, handmade cards, jewelry, woodcarvings, and textiles. Local musicians will add to the ambiance of the wonderful summer evening.  And of course, local Sierra Madre restaurants will be serving up their usual terrific fare.

The Sierra Madre Art Walk will run from 5-8pm, so grab a map to see what artist or artistic creations will be featured at which location.