Main Street McMinnville will be holding the first “I Heart Art” Art Walk in downtown McMinnville this Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open to the public, everyone is invited to the event that will feature artists from all different backgrounds and mediums with various performing arts thrown in the mix.
“We have a great variety of art that’s going to be displayed and the weather is going to be beautiful so I can’t imagine a better way to spend your Saturday afternoon,” said Brook Holmes, co-director of Main Street McMinnville.
Artists will be demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their items during the event at various participating businesses:
The Park Theater will feature the WCHS Step Team performing at 10:30 a.m.
Paula’s Dance Academy will display a dance demonstration in its window from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
McMinnville Jiu Jitsu will perform demonstrations in its studio on Spring Street at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon.
Highland Rim Music and Art will feature eclectic mixed media artist Carol Neal and photographer Jay Walker. There will also be live music from 12-2 p.m.
Topz Frozen Yogurt will feature painter Ramona Mathis
High 5 Wellness will feature painter and tattoo artist Charles Boyd
It All Makes Scents gift shop will have sketch artist and WCHS student Alexis Rhea
Magness Library will feature artwork by Judge Hasting as well as an African dance and drum group from the Global Education Center from Nashville performing at 11 a.m.
Magness Library will also host Wayne Wolford, the author of “Through Wolf’s Eyes,” in the library’s lobby.
Citizens Tri-County Bank and Regions Bank will host an eclectic group of WCHS art students.
Southern Museum and Galleries will feature art and photography by Chris Keathley
Collins River BBQ Café will display quilts created by Hannah O’Neal
Et Cetera will be open extended hours featuring the crafting talents of many local artists
The Natural Marketplace features reinvented furnishings by local artists
Heritage Alliance will be open to the public.
There will be a reception for artists at 3 p.m. following the event.
“This should be a great family friendly event. Make sure to come check out all the different things we have going on downtown.”
Refreshments will be served by participating businesses and special entertainment will be provided at various locations throughout the downtown area.
I Heart Art is funded, in part, by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.