Monday, September 14, 2009

Main Street Newnan’s Fall Art Walk This Friday

First of Series of Fall Events
Main Street Newnan will welcome Fall with its highly anticipated annual Fall Art Walk on Friday, September 18th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in downtown Newnan this Friday.

Artists from Newnan and the surrounding area will have their collectable, quality artwork on display in many downtown stores. Many artists will also be available to answer questions and discuss the artwork. Flint Gallery of Panoply, 16 Greenville Street, is the starting point of the Art Walk. Maps, refreshments and the entertainment will be available all over the square.

Over twenty different locations will be participating in the Art Walk. Martha Ann Parks of Flint Gallery of Panoply is one of the founders of the Art Walk. Flint Gallery features over thirty artists but will be hosting a full display of artist Jeff Surace for the Fall Art Walk. Mr. Surace graduated cum laude from Savannah College of Art and Design and has work displayed in galleries throughout Savannah, Atlanta, New York and Tokyo. He specializes in defining landscapes within his own terms and will be on hand Friday night to meet guests and answer questions. Equally engaging will be the works of our local art program from Newnan High School displayed at R.S. Mann Jewelers. The best young artists from the program will have the opportunity to display their art and be on hand to interpret it for guests.

All types of mediums will be addressed. For example, Sharon Petersen will be demonstrating her unique body art at The Costume Shop and Ellie Farrington with oil and acrylic paintings at Esspresso Lane. Fine Lines Art and Framing will feature multiple artists including the owner, Cecilia Hilton. “This is a wonderful evening in downtown Newnan. We enjoy the opportunity to entertain customers in our shop and display not only our artwork but that of other talented artists.” Fine Lines will also be displaying Thomas Rowe, Nathan Kosiba and Lindsay Goodson. Moji’s, a new restaurant in downtown will feature photography by Coral Stavros and Brent Walker as well as eclectic bird feeders by Wanda Kirk. Two Turtle Doves will welcome Bob Comeans doing caricatures as well as painter Linda Naes and Vintage Flea will feature their own Valerie Dumas and Jenny Horn. Don’t miss Carolyn Cary, founder of the gorgeous “Nutty Girl” nut line and accomplished artist who will be featured at the Other Side of the Moon.

Newnan and Coweta County is full of accomplished artists, many of which will be featured the evening of the art walk. Main Street will be working in close collaboration with the Newnan Coweta Art Association to feature these local artists. Espresso Lane serves as the home gallery for the NCAA. Ellie Farrington will be the featured artist for the evening at Espresso Lane while Jenny Jones will be at Quiznos, the Boyds at Redneck, Betty Bowen at Let Them Eat Toffee and Ann Lynn Whitesides at Two Sisters Knitting Nook.

“Main Street’s Fall Art Walk is always a great experience. I encourage people to come stroll the streets in historic downtown Newnan while viewing some of the South’s finest artists. There is also an opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their inspirations for their work. While you are downtown, browse through the unique stores or have dinner at one of the great restaurants. It’s just a fun way to spend an evening,” said Linda Kee, Director of Main Street Newnan.

This is event is just the first of a series of fall events sponsored by Main Street Newnan. Taste of Newnan follows on October 1st followed by the new Oktoberfest Boutique Beer Tasting on October 23rd and Preschool Trick of Treat on October 30th. Visit for more details.
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