Press Release posted 12/5/13 – On Saturday, December 7, 12-5pm, downtown Sierra Madre will be bustling with creativity as local artists and musicians join with over twenty-five small businesses and restaurants to celebrate art and community during the Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk). SMArt Walk has been 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.
In close collaboration with local businesses in downtown Sierra Madre, local artists and musicians will exhibit their work in studios, shops, and storefronts along Montecito Ave., Baldwin Ave., and Sierra Madre Blvd. 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 winter day. And of course, local Sierra Madre restaurants will be serving up their usual terrific fare, many of which will feature a “SMArtWalk special” for the day.
Participating artists and musicians include Andrew Kasiske ,JoAnne Lewis, Sarah Murphy, Johnny Buzzerio, Judy Green, Clark Branson, Tom Gammill, Kathryn Herrman, Penny Katz, Claudia Kuntze, Jean Sudbury, Kathryn Herrman, Penny Katz, Christopher Miller, Trisk Kertes, Karen Bagnard, Angela Lowell, Jean Tannhauser, Ria Richey, Pam Curtis, Samantha Le, Juliana Martinez, Anne Tryba, Erin Sloan, Stephanie Blank, Susan Wallis, Kathy Bray, Frances Pampeyan, Michael Hill, Tonya Campos, Nevada Cruz, Eve Pericich, Daniel Taylor, Craig Burrows, Reid Monninger, Hector Gallego, Wynn Wolfe, Teri Kelley, Louise Wannier, Suzie Piscitello, Alexander and Company, Linda Sarkissian, Susan Hartley, David Behar, Jennifer Hodis, Ninyshka Designs, Susan Babson, Lori Koop, Lisa Agaran, Nicholas Bonamy, Dr. Emily Meek, Bill Scheffel, as well as student artists from Mission: Renaissance Fine Art Classes.
Participating businesses and restaurants include AKA Fotographix, Gallery 39, Bean Town, Creative Arts Group, The Center for Wellbeing, Sierra Fitness, The Shabby Dog, B.la, Ruiz’s Shoe Repair, Ixora Floral Studio, Creative Framing, The Village of Eastwicke, Belle’s Nest , Savor the Flavor, Leonora Moss, Renaissance Fine Art Classes, Sierra Madre Independent Honda Service, John Wallis and Associates, Sierra Juice Company, Woodhill Designs, Yellow Bus Gift Shop, The Sierra Madre Playhouse, Podley Properties, The Four Seasons Tea Room, FoothillTEK, Arnold’s Hardware, Lunch Salon, Capelli Court, Talianko Design Group, Monica Campbell Bookkeeping, Law Offices of Marc. G. Garlett, Lori Koop Equipping Entrepreneurs, Prudential California Realty, Rodney B. Spears Engineering, Julia Rocks, Colbert Studios, Yvonne Fata Skin Care, Casa Del Rey, Luck Baldwin, Wistaria, Pepper Tree Grill.