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First Friday Art Walk This Weekend
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013

The first MASON ART WALK of 2013 will be Friday March 1 from 5- 7 p.m. and all day Saturday March 2.

The article in last week's Mason County News outlined the 2013 schedule for the Spring and Fall Mason Art Walks. Spring dates are March 1-2, April 5-6 and May 3-4. The Fall dates are October 4-5, November 1-2 and December 6-7. On those dates all participating businesses will be open until 7 p.m. on Fridays and will carry their special offers and displays over into Saturdays during their regular business hours.

All participating businesses will display the purple Mason Art Walk flags and have flyers with handy little maps available.With no displays in the alleys and the improved lighting around the courthouse, this Art Walk should be an easy stroll around the beautiful Mason Square.

Just a half block south of the Square, you are invited to visit the M. B. Eckert Memorial Library. But you need to go early since they close at 6 on Friday and are closed on Saturdays. In the lobby you will find a display of oil paintings by local artist of the month Minnie Schmidt and displays recognizing Gene Zesch and Fred Gibson, author of Old Yeller. Old Yeller’s statue is located in front of the building. Inside the building you will find many more interesting pieces of art by local artists.

Market Square on the West side of the Square will be open late and just a short walk down hwy 87 so will The Thing Is… where Lisa Polk is highlighting paintings by local artist Susan Bosse and paintings and sculptures by local artist James Magnum.

On the North side of the Square you want to stop in at Hinkley’s new Art and Antique shop. The Shooting Star is moving into the old Hoffman building and hopes to be up and running in time for the Art Walk. And just a few doors down at Gems of the Hill Country feast your eyes on some breathtaking topaz jewelry, designed and cut by gemologist Dianne Eames and her husband Brad. Right next door is Mason’s newest art gallery the Arnold Art Gallery inside Fort Mason Realty. Their artist of the month is ceramist Mark Jackson from Ingram Texas. He will be present to visit with you during the Friday evening reception from 5-7 and give a Gallery talk at 5:30.

Walk around the corner to the Artisan Gallery where numerous local artists display their work.

Making your way to the East side of the Square stop in at The Mason Gallery where Bob and Cathy Terrell have put together an astonishing collection of old European and Western art. While enjoying some light refreshments visit with local artist Debbie Geistweidt and see her amazing fabric needle art on display.

The Petal Patch and Chrismas store are just a few doors down and will be open late.

Rest your weary feet at Santos Taqueria or Sandstone Cellars wine bar and see the work of local artists Kyle Martin, Spider Johnson and world renowned local artist Bill Worrell.

Now that we have whetted your appetite, are you ready to explore your own artistic talents? Bridget Langdale will be taking reservations for her Paint & Sip classes in conjunction with the Mason Art Walk. Classes are February 28, March 1 and March 2. Visit her Painted Tree Studio at 825 Wren Street. Or give her a call at 325.805.1176 for more info.

We hope you will enjoy the new format and look forward to seeing you.

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