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Downtown TC Artwalk Friday 9/17

traverse city community muralDowntown Stores Open their Doors to Regional Artists

The Downtown Traverse City Association will host the fall Downtown Art Walk, sponsored by ABC 29&8 and WTCM on Friday, September 17, from 5 – 9 pm. The Downtown Art Walk is local favorite and will showcase 18 art exhibits along Front St. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music. Artists from the Traverse City region and beyond will feature their works. Visit participating locations and check out the truly amazing art from drawings and paintings to the rare art form of Polaroid transfers. The Downtown Art Walk offers a little something for everyone’s liking.
 
The DTCA will collaborate with the Traverse City ArtCenter on a public art project throughout the evening. Attendees may contribute by painting small tiles that will eventually create a large mosaic to display on the side of Ace Hardware on W. Front St. (image shown here).

 

Don Strzynski painting imageBe sure to stop by Gallery Fifty along the Boardman river to see artist Don Strzynski’s abstract muted northern Michigan landscapes in oil on canvas.
 
Refreshments will be offered at various locations throughout the evening.  Purchase a commemorative wine glass and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Public Art projects. Participating galleries will also be offering prize drawings throughout the evening.  Walking maps will be available at each participating gallery and the Downtown Traverse City office.

 

Strzynski image provided by Gallery Fifty.

By |2010-09-17T06:12:15-05:00September 17th, 2010|Events, Traverse City|0 Comments

Downtown TC Art Walk 5-7

Amy Kerr Hardin imageGet Your Art Fix at the Traverse City Art Walk

 

The Downtown Traverse City Association will host the spring Downtown Art Walk, sponsored by ABC 29&8 and WTCM on Friday, May 7, from 5 – 9 pm. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music. Artists from the Traverse City region and beyond will feature their works at exhibits throughout Downtown Traverse City. Visit participating locations and check out the amazing art scene from oil paintings and photography to glass bead making and fine wood furniture along Front St., Cass and the Warehouse District. New participant this year includes the artist co-op, Artisan Design Network where approximately 30 local artists have their work on display.
 
The DTCA will again offer an opportunity to create public art at the Downtown Art Walk. The public art project will be hosted by the Traverse City ArtCenter and feature small tiles to be painted by the public. The tiles will then create a large mural that will be installed on the side of Ace Hardware on W. Front St.
 
Refreshments will be offered at various locations throughout the evening.  Purchase a commemorative wine glass and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Public Art projects. Participating galleries will also be offering prize drawings throughout the evening.  Walking maps will be available at each participating gallery and the Downtown Traverse City office.  For more information call 231.922.2050 or visit www.downtowntc.com.

 

Artwork shown here is "Franklinia" by Amy Kerr Hardin. You can find her work on display during the Art Walk at Gallery Fifty in Downtown Traverse City.

Welcome Gallery Fifty

Gallery Fifty Mealtickets cardMealtickets Introduces Gallery Fifty to Traverse City Visitors

 

They started in a hallway at Building 50 in the Grand Traverse Commons, and have expanded to two beautiful art galleries in the heart of Traverse City. And now Gallery Fifty is one of the latest additions to the Mealtickets family of advertisers.

 

The art scene in thriving in Northern Michigan. So it’s no surprise that we have hundreds of local artisits and galleries to showcase their work. Gallery Fifty has managed to create two different collections — in two very unique locations — that represent not only local art but art from all fifty states. The original Gallery 50, housed in a 125 year old insane asylum, is fun, funky and eclectic. The new downtown location, formerly Belstone Gallery, rests along the Boardman river and could be described as contemporary and refined.

Both galleries carry the well-known Fordite jewelry by artist James Blanchard. These are one-of-a-kind pieces created from layers of automotive paint recycled from an old Ford plant in southern Michigan.

 

Each space is unique, as are the works of art you’ll find there. Stop in, say hi to Chrisitie and enjoy the beauty captured by artists from across the country. You can find more information, and a map to each of Gallery Fifty’s locations, on our Attractions page. Visit them online at www.galleryfifty.com.

Meet the Artist: Linda Chamberlain

Gallery 50 Hosts Artist Reception on Saturday August 16th

A few weeks ago at the Suttons Bay Art Fair I had the opportunity to meet Linda Chamberlain and speak with her about her mixed media paintings. I was drawn in by the colors and textures she uses to create the original works. 

She explained that every artist, and especially every painter, must work diligently to create a technique that is distinctly their own. Brush strokes, depth of color and texture, and the media with which you work all play a part. Chamberlain may spend several hours working and reworking a background to bring about the feeling and intensity that suits her.

Chamberlains paintings reflect and explore the relationship between man and his natural environment. She often uses tactile found objects in her work including wire, letterpress type and antique numbers. You’ll also find the appearance of birds, the moon tree, and in her latest pieces, a bear by the name of Bob.

 

For those of you who missed the Suttons Bay Art Fair you still have a chance to meet this artist and see an exhibition of her work. Gallery 50 is hosting an artists reception on Saturday August 16, from 6:00 – 9:00pm. The exhibit, ReCollections: Mixed Media by Linda Chamberlain & Ginnie Cappaert, will be on display through September 24th.

For more information on exhibitions at Gallery 50, visit their website. For a map to The Village and Gallery 50 check out our Attractions page.

By |2008-08-15T09:42:41-05:00August 15th, 2008|Art Scene, Events, Traverse City|0 Comments