Naturally there should be art all over the place, especially if you follow the right path for the next Fifth Friday Artwalk in Pauls Valley.
Again led by the Pauls Valley Arts Council, this next art stroll is scheduled to start 5:55 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 with a few downtown spots again set to host art work.
“We have some very talented artists coming,” said Rita Hines-Fryar, secretary of the arts council.
“We hope you stop by before you go to the football game,” she said, referring to the PV Panthers hosting OCS starting at 7 p.m. that same Friday night.
As for stopping by – the arts council is hoping more people do just that at the arts and cultural center.
In past artwalks a pattern seems to be developing where some people coming out don't make it down to the center located at the corner of Paul and Walnut.
With most of the participating galleries and shops closer to the Paul and Chickasaw intersection there is a simple plan to help with the arts center attendance – hold a door prize drawing every half hour inside.
“So be sure to come to the cultural center and put your name in our little jar for the drawings.”
Artists expected to show their work at the arts center include Jolene Forbes with acrylic sculptures, Patta Butcher, who is demonstrating silk scarf painting at more than one site, Jim Weaver's leather art, Sam Douglas and his acrylic paintings of animals and flowers, paintings from Mikel Davison and Sally Cloud and the graphic art of Alston Novak -graphic art.
Live music is also expected in the arts center for the upcoming artwalk.
Trepp Hetherington will be set up outside the arts center painting and selling his acrylic art.
Artist Sandy Magrath will have her latest collection from Konobie Arts on display at the Stark Art Gallery on South Chickasaw. Konobie Arts is a fun, pop art tribute to man’s best friend.
Later the Stark gallery will host an after-artwalk party open to the public featuring the group Ong.
The Vault gallery on Paul has two artists lined up, Pam Bell and Tim Kenney.
Heidi Henderson will have her photography in the Valley Blossom, Ruth Anne Colley will have her own art in thegallery, Kelly Stark’s The Jeweler will host watercolor artist Dayla Blair and Norton's Jewelers will have Indian art and handwoven blankets on display.
As in past artwalks the Toy and Action Figure Museum will have free admission from 6 to 9 p.m. that night.
“Our last one we had it more like a festival with a lot of artists out on the street,” Hines-Fryar said about the last event in June.
“We're starting to get known. We had some artists contacting us to be in our artwalk.”
After this the next local artwalk will be in November followed by another in March 2019.