First Friday Art Walk Mason galleries and studios are inviting the public to come out on Friday, May 4 to see what is new in the local art scene. First Friday Art Walks are becoming popular community traditions through the country with many cities and towns celebrating the elements of area artists and musicians, retailers and galleries. Tourists interested in the discovery of new talents and experiences make their way to Art Walks all across Texas.
In Mason, ten locations will be open and participating from 4PM – 8PM on Friday. Each location will showcase various artists and mediums through demonstrations, opening receptions and casual art talks. The ‘walk’ starts in the alley behind the North Side of the Mason Square, beginning at KHLB Radio alley entrance and the ‘dog leg’ walk continues down to the SANDSTONE CELLERS WINE BAR. There is plenty of parking available behind the North Side of the Square adjacent to the alley.
LAMPLIGHT DESIGNS new ‘Elephant Mural’ opens the alley displays with outdoor art displays and paintings. TRES LUNAS’ MEZZA LUNA alley courtyard will have sangria refreshments and outdoor art displays as well as RENE WALKER’s alley courtyard which will display other works of art.
GOOD TO GO will have food and beverages in their alley space and HINKLEY’S DEPARTMENT STORE will have framed antique prints and paintings on display and for sale in the alley space behind their store.
CINDY MORRIS’S STUDIO will be open for a reception and is located at the alley and the corner of Broad Street in the old barbershop.
Participants should continue walking East to the alley corner of Live Oak to visit ARTISAN’S GALLERY for a view of local artists work in wood, oils, fiber, pottery, jewelry and watercolors.
Headed South on Live Oak, at the corner of Hwy 29, upstairs KYLE MARTIN’S STUDIO will also be open for reception and viewing the works of multimedia presentation in the loft overlooking Mason’s Courthouse lawn.Further South on Live Oak, on the West Side of the Square, TOPAS CONFECTIONS will host the Mason High School Art Show with student works on display and a reception at 5PM.
Next on the walk is MASON GALLERY with framed works in oil, acrylic, giclee and photography. The Mason Gallery will have a special Show to highlight the work of their newest artist, Sabene Zimmerin, in conjunction with Mason’s first Art Walk. Sabene has a unique, almost primitive style of painting and brings a fresh new look to the Gallery with her brightly colored landscapes of Texas and New Mexico. She also loves to paint old theaters, gas stations and motels, especially along Route 66. Bob and Cathy Terrell invite everyone to come by between 4 and 8 and meet Sabine and share some light refreshments.
Last on the walk is SANDSTONE CELLERS WINERY and SANDSTONE CELLERS WINE BAR with works on display by area artists Bill Worrell, Spider Johnson, Kyle Martin and others.
The ART WALK is free, there is no charge. Come hear music, feast your eyes, meet the artists and celebrate the arts in Mason.