Artful Weekend in Marietta Square

Marietta Square Art Walk kicks off a weekend celebration of art at the Marietta Square. Art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants host local artists and musicians from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4 during this free, self-guided tour. Visitors can stroll the brick sidewalks of the Marietta Square while enjoying the intown culture and small town charm this Southern city center is known for.

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“The Sun & the Moon” is the title of a special exhibit at Marietta Square Artist’s Attic featuring local artists. The walls of dk Gallery will showcase the color pink for their show titled “Pretty in Pink.” The Art Walk Mystery theme at Red Door Art Gallery & Studio will be “Air.”

Red Door Art Gallery & Studio will also host an interactive community painting in the Beer Garden, to be auctioned off for a local charity. Pick up dinner to-go at award-winning restaurant The Marietta Local, from their special Art Walk “Walk-Around” menu, and enjoy drinks at Art Walk’s Beer Garden, in Atherton Square, located behind Cool Beans Coffee. The Beer Garden will host live music by Art Walk favorites Jennings Music and Tony Hall.

Art Walk visitors will get a sneak peek at the Art in the Park Festival as it sets up Friday night for the 3-day weekend. Several streets will close to make room for an incredible art display, including paintings, photography, pottery, graphic arts, sculptures, jewelry, and woodworking from 175 of the country’s finest artists.

Parking is free starting Friday night at 5:00 p.m. in the parking deck on Cherokee Street, across from the Earl Smith Strand Theatre and House of Lu, as well as the other two parking decks located off of Waddell Street and Lawrence Street. The newest Art Walk venue House of Lu will host music by Mike Fox, photographer Jennifer Ludlum, and mosaic artist Dillon Reed.

Congratulations to McKenzie Snow, winner of the “Best of Show” award in August. He will be given the opportunity to display his art in November at one of four local gallery sponsors: dk Gallery, Marietta Square Artist’s Attic, 2 Rules Fine Art and Red Door Art Gallery & Studio. Jill Williams won the “People’s Choice Award” last month, voted for by Art Walk guests online through Facebook.

11914887_882341078482298_1221784252487546267_nPlease Note: Several several streets will be closed due to setup of Marietta Art in the Park (Saturday, Sunday, Monday).  Street closures include North Park, West Park, South Park, Lawrence, Roswell, and Atlanta Street.  Follow signs and head straight for the parking decks, which are FREE beginning at 4:45pm.  See map of parking decks here: https://www.mariettaga.gov/City/media/Docs/IT/downtown-marietta-parking-map.pdf

Art Walk- Friday, August 7th from 5-9pm

MariettaSquare_ArtWalk_Icon_CMYKMarietta Square Art Walk heats up the Square this Friday, August 7th from 5pm to 9pm.  Visitors enjoy gallery openings, live music, dining and late-night shopping throughout the Square.  Local artists display their art along the charming sidewalks of Marietta while musicians perform around every corner from Church Street to Atlanta Street and everywhere in between.

“The Marietta Square Art Walk has been a great event to give exposure to local artists. We love being a part of it, and we get a great response from both artists and people attending.”

~ Lenny Thompson, owner of Lenny’s Hair Salon on Church Street.

AROUND THE SQUARE
Pick up dinner to-go from The Marietta Local, featuring a special “Walk-Around” menu, then enjoy cold drinks at The Beer Garden located in Atherton Square, just behind Cool Beans Coffee. The Beer Garden will host live music by Jennings Music, Marietta Social Club and the Emerson Drummers.

The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is open and free to the public the night of Art Walk, and will feature Metro Montage XV. MCMA will also feature live music by He Sang She Sang.

Marietta Square Artists Attic: Opening of Nautical: When Maritime is Muse.  Enjoy artworks of over 30 artists, locally brewed beer and a selection of wine.
www.MariettaSquareArtistsAttic.com

Red Door Gallery and Studio: Mystery Theme and Opening of Fire.
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2 Rules Fine Art: Kathy Grace pottery demonstration
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dk Gallery: Opening of About Face, an exploration of contemporary portraiture featuring Susan Easton Burns, Terrence Gasca, Susan Grill Joss, Shellie Lewis-Dambax, Alberto Mier, and Catie Radney.
www.dkGallery.us

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Lumiere Lounge & Piano Bar: Live Music by The Steady Common Band, Artist Beth Evans, silent film screening, vintage cocktails, 5pm11pm at Earl Smith Strand Theatre.
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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art: Free Admission

The Marietta Local: Open late for dinner, featuring “Walk Around” Menu:
Duck Confit: served over grits & topped with charred corn and tomato salsa, house made farmer’s cheese, and pickled blackberries.
Tacos Al Pastor: slow cooked pork in smoky chili peppers & pineapple. Served over lettuce & topped with onions, cilantro, and a chili sour cream.
Coconut Curried Chicken Tacos: Braised chicken in coconut milk, pickled red cabbage, & cilantro lime yogurt sauce.

Pressed Panini Bar: Open Late for Dinner

Park for FREE after 5 p.m. in the parking decks on Cherokee Street, Waddell Street and Lawrence Street. Unlimited street-side parking also available.

Kick Off the Holiday Weekend with Art Walk: Friday, July 3rd

Marietta Square Art Walk kicks off Independence Weekend with Art Walk at dk Gallerylive music, local art and late-night dining and shopping throughout Marietta Square.  Art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants host musicians and local artists from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd.  Bring the whole family for this unique, local event!

Check out these events around the Square:

Jazz and Jokes Jazz and Jokes: Art Walk After Hours

Lenny’s Hair Salon: Red, White and Rock-A-Blues Photo Shoot

dk Gallery: Opening of “Farm to Table”

Lumiere Lounge & Piano Bar: Silent film screening, vintage cocktails, live music

Red Door Gallery and Studio: Studio Clearance Sale

2 Rules Fine Art: Stanford Ashcraft razor painting demonstration

Join Us This Friday, June 5th for an Art-Filled Evening in Marietta Square

Marietta Square Art Walk celebrates the arts Friday, June 5, and continues every first Friday through November. Art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants host local artists and musicians from 5 to 9 p.m. during this FREE, self-guided tour.

Visitors will enjoy an evening art stroll amid the 19th century backdrop, enjoying intown culture and small town charm.

Local art and live music will fill all corners of Marietta Square. Dancers from the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre will perform among the pedestrians. The Beer Garden, located behind Cool Beans Coffee, hosts live music by Jennings Music, Scarlet Wool and singer/songwriter Tony Hall.

Happening Around The Square:

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Marietta Square Art Walk- FRIDAY, May 1st from 5pm to 9pm

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Join us this Friday, May 1st and every First Friday in Marietta Square for Marietta Square Art Walk. Enjoy late-night shopping, patio dining, fine art and live music around every corner.  Make sure you stop by our Welcome Table at the corner of Church Street and Mill Street (in front of Church Street Market) and grab a map for your evening stroll and a Beer Garden coupon.

Like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/MariettaSquareArtWalk!

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Marietta Square Art Walk- This Friday, April 3rd, 2015!

The 8th Annual Marietta Square Art Walk officially begins this Friday, April 3rd and continues each first Friday through November. Art lovers enjoy an evening stroll through the charming streets of Marietta Square during this free, self-guided tour featuring local art and live music.  Event-goers can expect local restaurants, boutiques, and galleries to offer extended evening hours for dinning, shopping, and entertainment. Throughout the evening, artists display their works for sale along the sidewalks in front of participating boutiques, restaurants, and cultural organizations. One artist each month is awarded “Best in Show,” and given the opportunity to display art in November at one of three local gallery sponsors: dk Gallery, Red Door Gallery & Studio, and 2 Rules Fine Art.  Art Walk guests may also vote for “People’s Choice Award” each month.

ArtWalkVenues Marietta Square Art Walk Map & VenuesMarietta Square is a unique urban destination that is easy to access located 5 minutes from I-75, with FREE parking. A true city center, with a rich sense of community, The Marietta Square has a 19th Century square that is the centerpiece of events. Culturally rich and authentic, The Square boasts a unique mix of culture, shopping, dinning, and entertainment within walking-distance.