Special Exhibits, Meet the Artists, Refreshments, Music
Delray Beach, FL (September 2016)… The October 14th First Friday Art Walk (previously 10/7 & rescheduled for the 14th due to impending weather) in Downtown Delray Beach features an evening of art, education and relaxation with the participation of 27 galleries and artists, special exhibits, offerings and promotions. This event is the main Friday night activity for GROVE WEEK (taking place October 3 - 8). Grove Week is a celebration of the arts & the diverse business mix within the Pineapple Grove Arts District & Artists Alley.
The First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided tour held on the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 9 p.m. Stroll through art galleries and working studios, while you meet the talented, local artists that make-up this award-winning arts town. Navigate your way through the myriad styles of art in the Downtown Delray Beach Arts District: Artists Alley (337 NE 3rd Ave), Pineapple Grove (NE 2nd Avenue), Atlantic Avenue. This is a FREE event (no ticket, pass, coupon required) – just show up and start wherever you'd like!
The Art Walk Brochure & Map is available at all participating galleries and studios, and online DowntownDelrayBeach.com/FirstFridayArtWalk, or phone the DDA at 561.243.1077.
Special Offers & Noteworthy News from our participating First Friday Art Walk galleries & studios:
Addison Gallery – 206 NE 2nd St (Pineapple Grove)
Opening night of "Journey", an exhibition of new works by John Schuyler celebrating what he is most known for; masterfully mixed pigments on a variety of surfaces, exploring texture and color harmony with a unique flow of energy that resonates in his works. Artist will be in attendance. Wine and Refreshments will be served. 561-278-5700
Amanda Johnson Studio – 337 NE 3rd Avenue (Artists Alley)
“Blood, Sweat & Glitter” Season Opening Party - All are welcome to come see what Amanda Johnson has been creating. Blood, sweat and glitter is a brief and accurate description of her creative process this summer. Her studio is just that, a place for her to work, make a mess and experiment with new materials and techniques.
NEW: Art by Paula - 337 NE 3rd Avenue (Artists Alley)
"There's a bit of artist in everyone, regardless of training or innate talent.” New to Artists Alley is the studio & gallery of artist Paula Epstein. She is passionate about painting and works in watercolor, pastels and acrylics. For the evening enjoy wine, cheese, and 10% off purchased artwork.
Artists’ Guild Gallery, an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art – 512 East Atlantic Avenue
Live entertainment inside of the gallery featuring saxophonist Luis Bonilla.
Attila Konnyu Studio – 358 NE 4th St. (Artists Alley)
Showcasing new pieces of artwork.
Black Pearl Fine Art - 514 E. Atlantic Avenue
Wine will be offered as well as custom framing designs. Enjoy 20% off Art Books.
Blue Gallery – 600 East Atlantic Avenue
Celebrate the fall season at Blue Gallery! For the evening enjoy 15% off any art purchased.
Cacace Fine Art - 354 NE 4th Street, Suite D (Artists Alley)
Featuring a special exhibit of Vincent's new coastal New England paintings. http://www.cacaceart.com/
Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square - 51 N. Swinton Avenue
The Cornell Art Museum will feature Delray Beach artist, Barb Fernandez, who strives to delight the viewer with abstract assemblage utilizing unusual materials and found objects. As a self-taught multimedia artist and painter, her primitive methods and use of cast off treasures create a unique vision of imagination.
Delray ART & Framing Center – 151 NE 2nd Avenue (Pineapple Grove)
The gallery’s artists will be in attendance to answer any questions that guests may have about their artwork.
Ford Fine Art
Ford Fine Art will be hosting an off-site event at their private cigar club, located Downtown at 290 SE 2nd Avenue (1 block South of Kevro’s Art Bar). Tequila tasting & signature pieces of Latin American Art will be featured. http://fordfineart.com/
Ona Steele Studio – 337 NE 3rd Avenue (Artists Alley)
Ona Steele is back in town and ready to kick-off the season. Refreshments will be served.
Stacy Balmuth Studio - 337 NE 3rd Avenue (Artists Alley)
From realism to abstraction, Stacy captures the true character and emotion of the people portrayed in her paintings. Come visit and kick off the fall season with wine and refreshments!
VT Studios Delray - 325 NE 2ND Ave. Suite 103 (Pineapple Grove)
The featured artist for the 10/7 Art Walk will be Dana Hauser.
Full list of participating Art Walk Galleries:
Pineapple Grove: Addison Gallery, Gallery at Studio 5, Delray Art and Framing, Ford Fine Art, Jeff Whyman Studio
Artist Alley Studios: 4th Avenue Photography & Video, Amanda Johnson, Art by Paula, Attila Konnyu, Cacace Fine Art, Inc., Laszlo's Painting Studio, Ona Steele Studio, Stacy Balmuth, Magnus & Gordon Gallery, Studio Romaine, Walker Romaine Gallery.
Atlantic Avenue: Artists' Guild Gallery, an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artworks by Lois Brezinski; Avalon Gallery; Black Pearl Fine Art; Blue Gallery; Cornell Art Museum; DeBilzan Gallery; Extreme Art International; Lidia Tohar Studio 101; Sundook Fine Art Gallery.
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