Mark Your Calendar:
- Johnson City Art Walk on Nugent Avenue. Last Saturday of every month, 4pm-8pm. Galleries open at 11 am. www.tastewineart.com (Kirchman Gallery), www.asmithgallery.com (A Smith Gallery), www.lmcmurals.com (LMC Murals).
- TASTE Wine + Art (Kirchman Gallery). Live Music, Brunch + Mimosas every second Sunday of the month, 12-3pm. Gallery open until 5pm. Art exhibitions and wine tasting selections change often. Sculpture garden and creek-side screened porch.
By Susan KirchmanArtistic communities seem to evolve in places where you’d least expect them. Once in while, given the right circumstances, a synergy develops and grows over time into something with a life of it’s own. A confluence of plentiful available space, an inspirational setting and a critical mass of like-minded people (both artists and interested appreciators) can gel into a supportive artistic community. In case you have not noticed, those forces seem to be coming together in Johnson City. With a major internationally known art foundation, several fine art galleries, many other business establishments showing fine art and a large cadre of contemporary artists living there, a change is underway in this Texas Hill Country town. Showcasing this community and their presence in the Hill Country, an “Art Walk” every last Saturday of the month in Johnson City has been building in momentum over the past couple of years. With Arts Encounters at Beninis (every other month), Kirchman Galleries receptions, Watson Studio Gallery receptions, and open-house at several other businesses who show art, Art Walk is becoming the place-to-be on the last Saturday of every month in Johnson City. Food, wine, live music, an eclectic group of people and always fine art, this event is a fun way to spend a Saturday (4p.m. - 8p.m.). Exhibitions at their galleries change constantly, allowing visitors the opportunity to see different art works every time they visit. The receptions are held on the last Saturday of the month.