Each year Marietta’s merchants and artists on the picturesque Marietta Square paint the town red at the First Friday Art Walk. This burgeoning, eclectic art scene in Marietta is the perfect backdrop for an artful stroll. Held the first Friday of the month, April-October, Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour to Marietta’s diverse art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their stores and are open 5pm-9pm. 2013 dates are: April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6 & October 4. Look for an official Art Walk banner in the window to identify the participating venues. Pick up an Art Walk map, which denotes what locations are featured and what artists will be spotlighted and choose your own route. Maps of the venues are available at each participating merchant, the Marietta Visitors Bureau, at the Art Walk sandwich board signs and online at www.artwalkmarietta.com.
Be sure to stop by Marietta Wine Market, the Marietta Trolley Company, the Earl Smith Strand Theatre or the Cobb-Marietta Museum of Art to register for your chance to win a “Hip to be Square” $50 gift certificate redeemable at any participating merchant on the Square. There will also be performance artists based throughout the Square. New this year is Tavern in the Garten, a beer and wine garden where you can enjoy beverages, music and sponsor vendors. Tavern on the Garten will run from May-October.
Parking is available on the Square, in the Mill Street lots and in the Cherokee Street Parking Deck (free that evening). For detailed information about parking, visit our website, www.artwalkmarietta.com. Admission to the Art Walk is free. First Friday Art Walk will be held rain or shine.
For more information, call the Marietta Visitors Bureau at 770-429-1115 or visit www.artwalkmarietta.com. Sponsors for the 2013 First Friday Art Walk are S.A. White Oil Company, the Marietta Visitors Bureau, dk Gallery, City of Marietta and Zenith Design Group.
Pictured above: Marietta artist, Claire Dunaway Cyr, painting her piece for the “Under the Hood” show held at the Brickyards First Friday Art Walk last year.