Blues (and Art) Fest Week­end

Catron Courier - - News -

On Sun­day, May 27, while folks are wait­ing for an­other day of great blues mu­sic to start in Gough Park, the down­town art galleries are putting their best foot for­ward and their new­est and best art on dis­play. From 10 AM till 2 PM, galleries will be open and wel­com­ing Blues Fest folks into their invit­ing do­mains. From the tra­di­tional art to the to­tally in­sane; it is all here in the Sil­ver City galleries! Pot­tery, sculp­tures, wall art that in­cludes paint­ings-en­caus­tic­spho­tog­ra­phy and so much more, fab­ric art and to­tally off the wall col­lages! Dur­ing your tour of the galleries, you are likely to find spe­cial open­ing ex­hibits, some en­tic­ing treats, a bit of live mu­sic here and there and, of course, lots of fan­tas­tic art!

May 26 and 27 is also the time for the an­nual Sil­ver City “Paint Out.” Our won­der­ful area and out-of-town artists bring out their easels to the streets of Sil­ver City paint­ing the scenes that cap­ture what their artis­tic eye sees. The com­pet­ing plein aire pain­ters are also in­vited to paint in Gough Park dur­ing the Blues Fest. Fin­ished art­work will be dis­played at the Sil­ver City Art As­so­ci­a­tion booth dur­ing the Blues Fes­ti­val. Stop by and check them out and vote for your fa­vorites!

So many ex­cit­ing hap­pen­ings in Sil­ver City on Memo­rial Day week­end! The three-day free mu­sic fe­s­i­ti­val in the park! The ar­ray of unique shops, galleries and eater­ies through­out the his­toric down­town! And on Sun­day, mid­day, the an­nual gallery art walk with plein art pain­ters cap­tur­ing the best of our town on can­vas! Pick up the art walk guides at the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, the SCAA booth in the park and at galleries around town. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to come join in the fun! For more in­for­ma­tion, go to sil­vercit­yart.com and mim­bre­sarts.org.

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