On the fourth Friday of each month, multiple venues in Sanford’s downtown historic district host the Sanford Art Walk, showcasing local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9pm. Visit www.sanfordartwalk.com for a venue map.
This month’s participating venues are Gallery on First, Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art, Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, and String Theory Creations. To extend your Art Walk, visit Little Fish Huge Pond with a late night reception until 10pm. All venues are within walking distance of one another and will be open late for patrons to stroll in the downtown district and enjoy art and refreshments.
- Sanford Art Walk May
- June 26, 2015
- July 24, 2015
In June 2015, Sanford Art Walk will expand with the addition of two new venues: The Current Galleries (202 E.1st Street ) and Tony’s Deli (129 W 1st Street)
Visit downtown Sanford for a pedestrian friendly shopping corridor enhanced by live music venues, upscale bars and award winning restaurants, all just blocks from the scenic RiverWalk promenade along the St. Johns River. After your visit at the many unique galleries stay for the evening in Downtown Sanford to enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer in one of the many restaurants, bars and beer gardens. You won’t regret it 😉
Below is a list of the main venues along with a brief description of the evening’s events and a way to contact each venue directly for further information.
Gallery on First, at 211 E. 1st St., will be showcasing Mixed Up Media, new work by Tom Abbott.
Tom Abbott’s geometric 3-D works on canvas are colorful, creative, and just plain fun. He has a knack for putting together different material into striking patterns and shapes.
Gallery on First is a must-visit gallery when you are in Sanford. You will be amazed at the variety of art you will find!
Call 407-323-2774 for info or visit www.galleryonfirst.com.
Historic Sanford Welcome Center, at 230 E. 1st St., will offer a juried show with multiple artists. The theme is the color red. Red is one of those colors that grabs the eye and stirs the soul. Artwork will be an interpretation of this evocative color. Mingle with the artists as you enjoy live music and lots of art. This is the only monthly juried art show with both a “Judges’ Choice” award chosen by a panel of judges and a “People’s Choice” award chosen by the attendees of the show. Come and enjoy the work of talented artists from all over Central Florida.
For more information, call 407-302-2586.
Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art, at 111 S. Magnolia Ave., will feature the works of Rick L. Davis who got his start as an artist in Alabama where he did detailed portraits of his family, wrinkles and all. Later in life, he took up photography and has become an Environmental Specialist focusing in aquatic flora. Davis and his camera are inseparable. He often returns week after week to the same spot to capture images that are to his liking. His unique paintings, sketches and photography must be seen. Show runs through June 25. Regular Gallery hours M-S, 10am-6pm and Sunday by appointment.
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, at 211 E. 1st St., will be hosting Alabama artist Charlie Lucas, aka The Tin Man. Using discarded objects to create new artwork, Lucas recognizes the potential for renewal in all people. He discovered his talent for working in tin after a disabling back injury sent him to prayer for a new way to make a living. He has been recognized by the State of Alabama as a Master Artist.
For more information, call 407-323-2774 or visit www.jtfolkart.com.
Little Fish Huge Pond, at 401 S. Sanford Ave., will feature the drawings of Teresa Markos, a native of Deltona. She works primarily with graphite on Bristol paper. She got her start drawing portraits from the posters in Tiger Beat magazine. She is available for commissions and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Extend your Art Walk evening at this funky bar that features live music in the heart of Sanford’s entertainment district. Late night reception until 10pm. Bar open until 2am.
For more information, call 407-221-1499.
String Theory Creations, at 204 E. 1st St., will feature fresh-from-the-sea jewelry. Gallery owner Linda Hollerbach is teaming up with featured artist Scott Kemper-Lynch to bring beautiful mermaid and ocean inspired jewelry to this month’s Art Walk. Enjoy imported wine and chocolate while exploring the sea of handmade pieces in pearl, copper, and sea-glass.
For more information, call 407-732-7801 or visit STCinspiredart.com.