Marietta’s Art Walk Paints the Town Red

This Friday, May 3, is a perfect time to come out and “paint the town” at 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. Some of the artists featured for May are: Joyce Howell, Scott McQuarrie, Dominque Chaponot, Kee Carlisle and many more. For a complete listing check out our website. Maps of the venues are available at each participating merchant, the Marietta Visitors Bureau, at the Art Walk A-frame signs, from Art Walk Ambassadors and online at There will also be performance artists based throughout the Square.
First Friday Art Walk will be held rain or shine. For more information, call the Marietta Visitors Bureau at 770-429-1115 or visit


Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun on Marietta Square May 3rd! Art with Heart is hosted by Arts of Cobb this year. “It is a free event AND open to the public.” There will be a Jazz band, food & drinks and 12 Celebrity Artists painting live!

The fun starts at 5pm with the live auction at 7:30. Our Celebrity Artists are well known Cobb County leaders. Sheriff Neil Warren, KSU Athletic Director Vaughn Williams, local business owners, artists and musicians. They are coming together to help raise money to support OFH Clothing for a Cause, a local non-profit assisting homeless children in our Cobb Schools with things like new socks, under garments, shoes, clothing, food, spirit wear and uniforms. This event will provide needed funding for this very successful OFH Kids program.

Each of our celebrity artists will be painting live! Their artwork will be auctioned off at the end of the evening to raise support along with some incredible artwork that has been donated by local artists. This is a “don’t miss” event! Come out to support your favorite spainter all for a good cause. Art of Cobb is located at 19 Powder Springs Street, just off the Square. It’s a free event and open to the public. Pictured: Brian Buckalew helps auction Cassandra Buckalew’s art work.  She is his wife and an accomplished artist.

Below are several other venues hosting special showings and open studios this Friday, in addition to Art With Heart.

yarnbombyarnbomb2FRI MAY 3 YARN BOMBING AT MCMA. You are invited to join the Open Studio We invite knitters/crocheters/fiber artists to work on a project(s) at the museum, from 5 – 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, during Art Walk. All ages are welcome! There will also be a lecture from 7-8 that night by the Chattahoochee Handweaver’s Guild. Call Katie for more information 770 528 1444 x16. This free to the public. Learn more about the MCMA Yarn Bomb adventure at

2ruleslogoFRIDAY, MAY 3rd (5-9pm). 2 Rules Fine Art hosts opening reception for “Dolls in the City,” a group exhibit by members of the  Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia to raise awareness about human sex trafficking. The reception is free and open to the public, and visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a group art project. Location: 85 Church St. More information at or call 404-355-6897.

dkgalleryFRIDAY, MAY 3rd   “First Friday at dk Gallery”  (6pm-9pm) First Friday at dk Gallery gives art lovers a chance to meet the featured artists of the monthly art shows. A great date night, family night or friends’ night out, an evening of contemporary fine art, live jazz and a little wine is sure to be a hit for all. Friday will feature: Gallery: 1 Downstream:  Joyce Howell Solo Show; Gallery 2: Abstractions: Featuring Work by Jennifer Rivera & Katie Robinson.


scottmacquarrieFRI, MAY 3   “First Friday at Avery Gallery” (5pm-9pm)Join us as we kick off Artwalk 2013. Avery Gallery is proud to welcome Scott MacQuarrie. Scott is an international photo-journalist from Ontario, Canada.  He is currently focused on large format fine art photography and extreme landscapes in particular. His latest body of work from Antarctica has .  five national and international awardsWe look forward to seeing you at this wonderful exhibit and book Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available.  Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building (390 Roswell Rd.)  770-427-2459

jennykinglogoFRI MAY 3 J.KING ART GALLERY & STUDIO 5-9. The studio will reveal the second hint to unlock J. King Art Gallery & Studio’s 2013 season’s theme…Human Touch. Local artists Jenny King, Jenny Lathem, Carrie Ellington, Lisa Rosenthal and Donna Shiver will be contributing their respective works for the Human Touch show. The personable little gallery and working studio is tucked above the Australian Bakery, overlooking the historic Marietta Square. It features an eclectic collection of unique and colorful original artwork. Visit for more information.