Terrell ArtWalk organizers encourage area residents and visitors to take a stroll in the city’s historic central business district from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 4, to enjoy art, music, refreshments and a chance to meet and greet hosting small business owners.
ArtWalk is a free event that organizers said will showcase local artistic talent, live entertainment and open house events at about 15 downtown-area businesses.
The event is the brainchild of the same group that organized this past summer’s Christmas in July promotion and Shop At Home Small Business Saturday blitzes in recent years — the Terrell Small Business Organization.
Dan Sowers, owner of Creative Picture Framing, said his shop will feature Terrell ISD student art and the works of Terrell artist Ruben Barbosa at 112 E. Moore Ave.
“I hope this helps inspire more growth in art and provides more visibility for local artists,” Sowers said. “Hopefully, it will help people realize they don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to own good art.”
Organizers are also working with representatives of the NorthEast Texas Fine Art Alliance and the Terrell Heritage Museum.
Along with visual arts, there will be free concerts at Java Junkies, 119 E. Moore Ave. where Mark Nichols will perform beginning at 4 p.m., followed by Doc Ballard and Angela Graham at 6 p.m.
The Terrell High School Jazz Band is scheduled to perform a free outdoor concert at 5 p.m. in the parking lot at West Moore Avenue and North Frances Street next to Risingers Country Store.
The Bandacoots are scheduled to perform at the same location after the jazz band. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts, organizers said.
Among participating locations are:
A Heavenly Body Massage, 210 W. Moore Ave. — Shelley Kolman Smith will display several of her sculptures and paintings. Also, guests may register for a gift card drawing during ArtWalk hours to A Heavenly Body Massage.
Bandacoots concert, parking lot next to Risingers Country Store, West Moore Avenue and North Frances Street — The band will perform a free concert after the Terrell High Jazz Band at about 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy.
Bass-Rutledge Pharmacy, 201 W. Moore Ave. — Judy Bentley of Bass-Rutledge Pharmacy will display her artwork.
Blessings on Brin Street, 107 E. Brin — NorthEast Texas Fine Art Alliance artists Ramona Murphy, Kathy Rae Schosek and Derenda Thieke will display their art. Also, Blessings on Brin Street’s menu will be available.
Books and Crannies/Silhouette Resale Boutique, 209 W. Moore Ave. — Mary Jo Woodruff will display her artwork and Ron Harris will be on hand to discuss the mural projects in downtown Terrell. Refreshments will be available.
Creative Picture Framing, 112 E. Moore Ave. — Enjoy unique pen and ink artwork by Steve Rogers. TISD middle school students will also have artwork on display.
EnVogue, 103 W. Moore Ave. — Helen Musser will display her artwork. Also, register during ArtWalk hours for a chance to win a $100 gift card to EnVogue. Refreshments will be served.
The Front Porch, 304 N. Catherine St., — Kaufman County sculptor Cindy Burden will work on one of her original clay sculptures. She will discuss her work and answer questions about her craft. Refreshments will be served.
The Heart of Avon, 203 W. Moore Ave. — Terrell photographer Cecilia Wichmann of Lady Cecilia Photography, will showcase and discuss her work. Also, Carson Webster of Scattered Designs, will display her hand-crafted jewelry.
Java Junkies Coffee Bar and Bakery, 119 E. Moore Ave. — Enjoy the music of some local musicians — 4 p.m.: Mark Nichols from Nichols Five and Dime Music. 6 p.m.: Doc Ballard and Angela Graham. Darren Yarborough and Zack Rowland will display their artwork. Coffee and desert menu will be available.
Morgan Miller Farmers Insurance, 106 E. Moore Ave. — Terrell textile and quilt artist, Barbara Booth of Mostly Quilts, will display and discuss her work; and Jeni Forrester, a Terrell designer and landscaper, will have items on display. Refreshments will be available.
Quilter’s Apprentice, 118 E. Moore Ave. — Local quilters will display their unique work.
RE/MAX Landmark, 113 N. Frances St. — Kaufman artist Debra Lalumia will have her paintings on display.
Terrell Heritage Museum. 207 N. Frances St. — Original works of art will be on display, presented by the NorthEast Texas Fine Art Alliance. NETFAA memberships will also be available and are open to anyone interested in promoting the arts.
Terrell Office Products, 115 W. Moore Ave. — Will host samples of student art produced by the Terrell ISD gifted and talented student program. While the business will not be open for ArtWalk, student art will be visible from the front storefront windows.
The Rancher’s Wife Boutique, 101 W. Moore Ave. — Fashion pieces created from leather and other unique objects will be on display from 4S by Amy. The Rancher’s Wife Boutique will feature a 30 percent off storewide sale. Refreshments will be available.
Terrell High School Jazz Band, outdoor concert beginning at 5.p.m. Located on the parking lot next to Risingers Country Story, West Moore Avenue and North Frances Street. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy! Free of charge.