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Bringing artwork to Old Town Silverdale

Marylyn Miller is one of the eight artists being featured at Friday’s Old Town Silverdale Art Walk. Her work will be on display at Linda’s Knit n’ Stitch.  - Courtesy photo
Marylyn Miller is one of the eight artists being featured at Friday’s Old Town Silverdale Art Walk. Her work will be on display at Linda’s Knit n’ Stitch.
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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.

“It’s 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.

“We’re always looking for artists,” Mahoney said.

This year’s 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, Jeannette’s Old Town Flowers, Linda’s Knit n’ Stitch, Monica’s Waterfront Bakery, The Backdoor Gallery at Two Bits Barbershop, Lisa’s Studio and the Seaport Salon & Day Spa.

Friday night’s 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.

“It’s 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 Jeanette’s 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 can’t 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

Artists’ Reception

Friday, Sept. 14

6-8 p.m.

www.oldtownartwalk.com

Venue: Artist

• Grape Expectations: Mike Bay

• Jeanette’s Old Town Flowers: Dayton Knipher

• Linda’s Knit n’ Stitch: Marylyn Miller

• Monica’s Waterfront Bakery: Mary Virginia Pace

• The Backdoor Gallery at Two Bits Barbershop: Don Evans

• Lisa’s Studio: Tara Van Slyke & Erica Fish

• The Seaport Salon & Day Spa: Toby Tebo

Independent Galleries

• 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

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