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Meet the Art Before ArtWalk

08.25.2008 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Photo: Checking out the art at last week’s Artwalk Preamble held at Rojo. Andrea Walker

For seven years, Birmingham has hosted ArtWalk, a juried art show that features all types of artwork on display for the public to enjoy and purchase. Each year, Artwalk organizers have held a Artwalk preamble fundraiser, to raise money for the event. However, this year organizers tried something different. Instead of just one night where donated art is showcased, it’s been broken down into four separate nights during the month of August. On each night, a different type of medium is on display. For instance, on this Thursday night at Rojo, participating artists contributed their photography.

“it’s turned into one huge neighborhood party,” exclaims Joy Myers, executive director of ArtWalk. The events are free to the public, and feature cash bar and food.  So far, organizers are pleased with this year’s new set-up. “It’s been tremendously successful, says Myers. and we may do separate preambles next year.”

If you have missed the last three preambles, the last one will be held August 28 at Matthew’s Bar and Grill. It’s from 6 – 9 p.m. Also, go visit ArtWalk 2008 on September 5th and 6th in downtown Birmingham’s loft district. For more information go to birminghamartwalk.org.

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