On Friday evening, August 2, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., downtown Sierra Madre will be bustling with creativity as local artists and musicians join with over twenty-five small businesses and restaurants to celebrate art and community during the Sierra Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk). SMArt Walk has been formally launched by local businesses, artists and musicians. Through regular exhibitions in downtown Sierra Madre, the SMArt Walk’s mission is to increase community awareness and appreciation of the arts, and to encourage interaction between local artists and the public by providing artists with a supportive network that fosters the creative economy.
SMArt Walk takes place four times in 2013, on the first Friday of the months of June, August, October and December.
In close collaboration with local businesses in downtown Sierra Madre, local artists and musicians will exhibit their work in studios, shops, and storefronts along Montecito Ave., Baldwin Ave., and Sierra Madre Blvd. Original works of art (including paintings, drawings, photographs, fine art prints, floral design and sculptures) will be available to view and purchase, along with many fine crafts including furniture, pottery, handmade cards, jewelry, woodcarvings, and textiles. Local musicians will add to the ambiance of the wonderful summer evening. And of course, local Sierra Madre restaurants will be serving up their usual terrific fare, many of which will feature a “SMArtWalk special” for the evening.
A Map of the participating businesses may be downloaded at SierraMadreArtWalk.com and more information is also available on Facebook at Facebook.com/SierraMadreArtWalk