This Friday, January 4, 2013, is Art Walk. Come join the monthly self-guided tour of new art exhibits and streetside craft demonstrations taking place in the River District’s art galleries and boutiques from 6-10 p.m.
With exceptional venues like the Art League of Fort Myers on Monroe, Art of the Olympians in the City Pier Building at the end of Hendry Street, Articulture Gallery & Tattoo Studio, Arts for ACT Gallery & Boutique, Enjewel, HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Ocasiocasa Studio Gallery, Reverie & Rock Art Gallery, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39 and UNIT A Contemporary Art Space on Evans Avenue, there’s much to sample and savor.
In anticipation of each month’s Art Walk, the River District art galleries locate, curate and exhibit exciting new artists and the latest in contemporary to avant-garde oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, collage, sculpture, art jewelry and fine crafts. All the galleries host receptions for their featured artists, and many arrange for demonstrations of everything and anything artful.
Art Walk was conceived by a handful of local gallery owners and curators, including Andy Howl (HOWL Gallery), Claudia Goode (Arts for ACT) and David Acevedo (daas Gallery). It debuted in October, 2008 and has been growing in popularity ever since. It is now a River District Alliance event.
Held the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., Art Walk has plenty of free parking.
So call your friends and meet downtown in the city on the Caloosahatchee that’s quickly gaining a worldwide reputation as the art center of southwest Florida.
More than 35 participants make Art Walksuccessful each month and they include the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Art League of Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, Articulture Gallery &Tattoo Studio, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, Charme, Cigar Bar, Downtown House of Pizza, Enjewel, First United Methodist Church, Florida Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Garage, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency, French Connection, Gulf Coast Times, Hampton Inn & Suites, Happenings A&E Magazine, Hideaway Sports Bar, Hotel Indigo, HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, IberiaBank, Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites, Linen Cottage, Lush Bakery, Market America Realty & Investments, Morgan House Restaurant, The Nest Home & Garden, Ocasiocasa Gallery Studio, River District Alliance, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Space 39 Gallery, Spirits of Bacchus, Twisted Vine Bistro, UNIT A Contemporary Art Space, United Café Bar & Bistro, The Veranda Restaurant and the Young Artists Awards Program.