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Mason Art Walk Back into the Swing of Spring
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014

Spring is here once again and that means Mason Art Walk is starting our fourth year on Friday April 4th until 7pm and Saturday April 5th until 5pm. We are honored to have some exciting new venues joining us this year for Art Walk. There will be location maps for the Art Walk at all participants plus the Chamber of Commerce. Look for the Purple Flags!

Compass Rose Cellars has come on board as our second local winery on the art walk. The winery will be teaming up with Bridget Langdale from Painted Tree Studios for the Spring season.  Bridget will be teaching a paint n’ sip series during the April, May, and June art walks.  For the April art walk, we will be taking inspiration from native wildflowers to help us capture that image onto a wine glass for the Texas Wildflowers class on April the 5th. The class will be offered three times throughout the day at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm. Cost is $35.00 which includes all the materials, a glass of wine, and 10% off all wine for the day. To reserve a spot email

We are pleased to add Lonestar FM to the art walk this season. The station will feature the paintings of Rachel Yount, local artist, musician and cake decorator. Her new music-focused series will be on display. Stop by the studio, enjoy some art, and let’s talk music!

Right around the corner, The Thing Is Boutique will be hosting a trunk show with Monika Astara from 2pm til 7pm on Friday the 4th. Monika’s European flair and sensibility makes her designs comfortable, casually elegant and yet very distinctive. They fit women of all sizes, are flattering, easy to care for, fun to wear and they last. Women who wear Monika’s designs feel and look radiant and alive.  Be sure to come by and experience the beauty for yourself.

In the same block is The Shooting Star featuring Carolyn Copeland Designs and showing her new MASON key chains, hand carved from wood, silver Western Boot Pendant and is the newest addition to the square for the sale of Topaz, Acrylic and Oil Artist, Linda Granberry plus Dorrett Townsends’s photographic prints. The Shooting Star is now on the web at with the e-mail

Red Door Antiques features art, antique Texas maps, furniture and more treasures from the past.

Here in Mason County we have a geologic history of a billion years and a human history of some 18,000 years. Stop in at Mason Square Museum just down the way from The Thing Is Boutique, and walk through a few of the stories. You can sample a selection of local art along the way, some of it available for purchase.

A few doors from the museum, the Arnold Art Gallery is presenting nationally recognized artist Carol Fairlie, from Alpine, Texas, with an exhibition of watercolor and acrylic paintings entitled “Reflections.” The show includes still life variations of colored light through glass objects and memory collections of visits to grand hotels in Europe.  The range of realism to abstraction reflects her masterly artistic skill and vision.  Join us for refreshments and a discussion with the artist during the reception on Friday April 4th from 5-7 p.m.

Come on down to Mason Artisan Gallery, an eclectic shop showing the work of several local artists. You can find handmade jewelry, gourd art, oil paintings, watercolors, works in pen and ink, sketches, handmade wooden boxes, handmade clocks, and a few antiques, as well as note cards. The Artisan Gallery’s featured artist for April is Nancy Sterling who works primarily in oil and watercolor, still life and landscapes.

THE PETAL PATCH, off the beaten path, where else would you find flowers? This shop is worth the effort to go see. Owner Brenda Kothman has scoured the markets to find the best and most interesting finds imaginable! Wonderful glass Art includes vases and plates at very reasonable prices. Hand crafted jewelry, clothing accessories, and a wide variety of other eye candy. They also offer home and office decorating consultation.

Bring your art walk to an end with Sandstone Cellars. The winery features Bill Worrell, a sculptor, artist and poet with a gallery also in Santa Fe.  Enjoy a glass of Mason County wine surrounded by the art of Kyle Martin, Spider Johnson, Kendall Rabon and other talented local artists.

Find more information on Mason Art Walk please look at our website or stop by the Mason Chamber of Commerce on the square. Remember to look for the purple flags! Discover Mason.

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