Bringing artwork to Old Town Silverdale
June 11, 2008 · Updated 10:06 AM
Local artists and businesses in Old Town Silverdale are teaming up to bring artwork to Old Town Silverdale this Friday.
The Old Town Silverdale Art Walk begins Friday, Sept. 14 with an artists reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Its a great date night out, said Denise Mahoney, art walk coordinator. It just makes for a really great night on the town.
The Old Town Silverdale Art Walk committee put out a call to those wishing to participate in the art walk. They received applications from many local artists. The committee then selected eight artists to display their work.
Were always looking for artists, Mahoney said.
This years featured artists include several photographers, a watercolor painter and an artist who creates glass bowls and plates. The featured artists works will be displayed at Grape Expectations, Jeannettes Old Town Flowers, Lindas Knit n Stitch, Monicas Waterfront Bakery, The Backdoor Gallery at Two Bits Barbershop, Lisas Studio and the Seaport Salon & Day Spa.
Friday nights artists reception gives people the opportunity to meet the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. Each artist will be available to answer questions about their artwork and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts.
If you want to meet the artists, Friday is your chance to do that, Mahoney said.
The eight selected artists do not have to pay a fee to have their artwork put on display, but several other businesses will be displaying independent galleries, which are charged a fee. Kitsap Arts, Old Town Custom Framing & Gallery, A Company of Friends, The Bead Garden, Sass with Class, Ronaldo & Co. Salon and the Jenne-Wright Administrative Center also will feature artwork.
Its important culturally, Mahoney said. We as Americans really need to embrace our artists, culturally and community wise.
Several businesses will offer promotions to those attending the art walk Friday. Free roses will be available at Jeanettes Old Town Flowers, A Company of Friends will offer 50 percent off Italian charms, Kitsap Arts will have a drawing for free classes, McGregor & Company will have a drawing for a $50 gift certificate and Tee Dee Company will hold a drawing for a $30 gift certificate. McGregor & Company also will host a classic car show Friday.
The artwork will be on display for the next few months until the next art walk in December. Attendees are welcome to purchase the artwork on display.
You really cant go to everything, but see what you can Friday, Mahoney said. People also can enjoy the show during normal business hours.
Old Town Silverdale Art Walk
Friday, Sept. 14
Grape Expectations: Mike Bay
Jeanettes Old Town Flowers: Dayton Knipher
Lindas Knit n Stitch: Marylyn Miller
Monicas Waterfront Bakery: Mary Virginia Pace
The Backdoor Gallery at Two Bits Barbershop: Don Evans
Lisas Studio: Tara Van Slyke & Erica Fish
The Seaport Salon & Day Spa: Toby Tebo
Kitsap Arts: Student art
Old Town Custom Framing & Gallery: Featured artists
A Company of Friends: Featured artists
The Bead Garden: Staff art
Sass with Class: Featured artists
Ronaldo & Co. Salon: Featured artists
Jenne Wright Building: Student art