GALION — The Brush & Palette Art Club has been around since about 1960, but not a whole lot of people are familiar with its members, nor what those members actually do.
To that end, the Art & Palette Art Gallery, 114 Harding Way East (in the alley) is sponsoring another art walk Saturday, Aug. 20, to drum up interest in the club, to entice other artists into joining the club to show off some of their art, and perhaps to even sell a few original pieces.
“You start at the gallery and you’ll get a map that lists all the businesses that are participating. They’re all within walking distance,” said Carol Kable.
Get your map stamped at all the businesses you visit and then return it to the gallery, where you’ll be entered into a drawing for a prize.
“I’d love to be able to get some more people interested,” Kable said.
The art walk is from 5-8 p.m. Depending on who is participating, you can see oil paintings, acrylics, jewelry, watercolors, photography and possibly some art demonstrations by a local artist. There may be one. There may be several pieces of art on display at the sites taking part in the walk. Some of the artwork is for sale.
One local painting, on display at Cycling Sports Center on Harding Way East, even involves a bit of community involvement. The painting is of a bike. Cycling Sports Center patrons have been invited to add their own brand of art work (graffiti) to the painting.
The club has hosted many art shows over the years, at community events like Galion’s Oktoberfest or in Mansfield’s Kingwood Center.
According to the club’s Facebook page, it is a “non-profit area artists co-op offering affordable original artworks for sale and classes for children and adults.”
Any artist can join the club. But you do have to be a member of the club to have your artwork displayed during the art walk or any of the events the Brush & Palette Art Club orchestrates or takes part in.