Fall Art Walk

DOWNTOWN HATTIESBURG HOSTS
FALL ART WALK WITH FOCUS ON ARTS OF ALL TYPE

HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI – On Saturday, November 7 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association will host the 2015 Fall Art Walk. This year’s event will serve as a celebration of all arts, including eight different gallery exhibitions, four business open house receptions, various local artists, potters and sculptors in the street, live music (Mississippi Shakedown, Plainside and Dave Allen), silent movies at The Saenger, and dance exhibitions with the Southern Miss Dance Department and the Grand Ballroom.

“This year’s event is a direct correlation with Hattiesburg’s arts culture, and we are looking forward to showcasing what our artists have to offer,” said Andrea Saffle, executive director. “It’s going to be a full day and we hope everyone will make an effort to get downtown!”

Hattiesburg Arts Council will host art in three different locations throughout the event, including the HAC Open Studio on Front Street in the America Building, Hattiesburg Cultural Center and children-friendly activities on Front Street hosted by the SmARTSpace. Additional galleries open during the event include the Kress Gallery (a variety of artists), Oddfellows (100 Years of Tasha Tudor), and the A Gallery (Amy Giust & Ali Stayer).
Downtown businesses who will host artwork include: Juvo Technologies (Bob Schroder), Carter Building (James McCrory), Deluxe Art Studio, Playpen Hattiesburg (Matilda Jane Trunk Show), Front Street Salon (Everett Minchew), Mckenzie’s on Main (Trapp Smith Tischner, Dr. Cathie Price and Robert Williams), The Little Building (Poetry by PechaKucha and Angela Ball), Main Street Books (pottery demonstration) and The Shop Downtown (Sean Starwars, Ryan Hughes and Rebecca Roberts). Merchants open for business include The Lucky Rabbit, Southern Fried Comics, Coney Island Café, Vicki’s at Walnut, Walnut Square Gifts, Gratefull Soul Market and Bianchi’s Pizzeria.

Art exhibits along Main Street will include: Bobby Walters, artist; Gary Delancey, artist; Sarah Greer, sculpture exhibit and demonstration; Khalid Duncan, photographer;
Ethan and Leanna Manning, paper artists; Hannah Tavai, artist; Engage Ministries, art exhibit; Ray Glenn, artist; Haley Ford with USM Graphic Artists Association; Amanda Sanford, art and pottery display; and Johnny Little, artist. In addition to art exhibits and demonstrations, Southern Pines Animal Shelter, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera and Ivey Swan, MS Leaf River Valley will also have tables.

This year’s art walk will also include several open house receptions, with a focus on art. Participants will be able to walk through the spaces of DIME Entertainment, Juvo Creative, BodyBar, PlayPen and more.

“We are super thrilled to have just moved the DIME Entertainment office downtown and to get to be a part of events like Art Walk,” said Jacqueline Lee, editor-in-chief of DIME Magazine. “We’re looking forward to opening our doors to the public and showcasing some awesome work. We have great walls in this space and they need some loving, so it’s the perfect excuse for us to hang art.”

The following streets will be closed in order to accommodate patrons: Main Street (from East Pine Street to Buschman Street), Walnut Street from Buschman to Main Street, and East Front Street (from Forrest Street to Mobile Street). For more information about Fall Art Walk, please visit www.facebook.com/downtownhattiesburg. For a complete list of open business/organizations and street merchants, see the list below:
• Welcome & Information Tent (Corner of Front Street and Main Street)
• Carter Building (Front Street Corner)
o James McCrory, Artist & Leonardo Moreira, Guitar
• Dime Entertainment
o Open House & Art Exhibit
• Juvo Creative
o Open House & Art Exhibit
• Bianchi’s Pizzeria / Domenico’s Gelato Bar
• A Gallery
o Art Exhibition with Amy Giust& Ali Stayer
• Southern Fried Comics
• Deluxe Art Studio
• Playpen Hattiesburg
o Matilda Jane Trunk Show
• South MS Birth & Breastfeeding Connection
o Open House
• Benny’s Boom Boom Room (beverages)
• Mississippi Shakedown at the foot of Front Street
• Skylight Lounge (beverages)
• The America Building
o Front Street Salon, Open House with Everett Minchew, Artist
o BodyBar, Open House
o Hattiesburg Art Council’s Open Studio with Heidi Pitre, Artist
• Oddfellows Gallery
o 100 Years of Tasha Tudor Exhibit
• Hattiesburg Art Council’s smART Space
o Art in the Street for Kids of All Ages
• McKenzie’s on Main
o Jewelry by Trapp Smith Tischner, Vintage Jewelry
o Collection of Dr. Cathie Price
o Artwork by Robert Williams
o 50% off select Christmas decorations
• The Little Building
o Poetry PechaKucha
o The Viz, Fall 2015 Reading featuring poet Angela Ball
• Kona Ice
• Gratefull Soul Market
• Art Vendors
o Bobby Walters, Artist
o Gary Delancey, Artist
o Sarah Greer, Sculpture Exhibit & Demonstration
o Khalid Duncan, Photography
o Ethan and Leanna Manning, Paper Artist
o Hannah Tavai, Artist
o Engage Ministries, Artist
o Ray Glenn, Artist
o Southern Pines Animal Shelter
o Haley Ford, USM Graphic Artists Association
o Ivey Swan, MS Leaf River Valley
o Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera,
o Amanda Sanford, Art & Pottery
o Johnny Little, Artist
• Main Street Books
o Pottery Demonstration
• Southern Mississippi Student Dance Organization
o Dance Demonstration
• Walnut Square Gifts
• Vicki’s at Walnut Circle
• Coney Island Cafe- Bobby Walters, artist
• Kress Gallery
o South Mississippi Art Association Exhibit
• Juvo Technologies
o Bob Schroder, Artist
• Rebecca Chandler
o Grand Ballroom Dance Demonstration
• Grin Coffee Truck
• Backroad Bistro Food Truck
• The Shop Downtown
o Live music from Plainside
o Art of Sean Star Wars and other artists
o Live, on-site printing of Fall Art Walk shirts
• Lucky Rabbit
o Shop Retro, Antique, Vintage, Up-cycled and Unique Hourly drawings for free gift cards and free Lucky Rabbit tees
o Live music from Dave Allen
• Hattiesburg Cultural Center
o Emerging Artists Exhibition & High School Loft Exhibit
o Live music from classical guitarist, Andrew Angelle
o Newly published books of professors, Dr. Mark Klinedinst and Dr. Robert Press
o Chandler Griffin’s documentary film about the Grin Coffee Company
o Hattiesburg High School’s viola ensemble, “Violas Rule,”
o Artwork of talented high school students from Forrest County Agricultural        School, Hattiesburg High, Perry Central, Petal High School, Presbyterian           Christian and Sacred Heart
• The Saenger Theater
o Silent movies, concessions & complimentary wine and popcorn provided by Visit Hattiesburg.

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