Huntsville Art Walk spotlights culture

The Huntsville Art Walk, sponsored by the Sam Houston State University Department of Art and the Student Art Association, will take place March 3 from noon to 5 p.m., with a reception at the SHSU Satellite Gallery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate the event. The galleries and exhibitions are all free of charge.

The Art Walk is an event that spans across participating local venues, and aims to bring art to Huntsville at no cost.

Faculty members will display works at the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, and student work will be on display at the SHSU Satellite Gallery. The Wynne Home Arts Center, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will exhibit the works of local artists. Huntsville’s Crazywood Gallery will have a collection of works from the private collection of local artist John Smither. SHSU Gallery Coordinator Max Manning explained some of the other collections the Art Walk will feature.

“There will be a wide variety of work on display this year,” Manning said. “George Russell will have several of his collections open, and the David Adickes Foundation will be exhibiting paintings by Adickes.”

Maps will be available at the Satellite Gallery for those who want to experience a walking tour of artist Richard Haas’s murals in the downtown Huntsville square. The Sam Houston Natural History Collection invited the public to visit their spaces in the University Heights complex.

Concluding the Art Walk will be a public reception at the SHSU Satellite Gallery, where attendees can experience student art up-close.

“The public reception at Satellite Gallery will be a celebratory conclusion of the Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and there will be an exhibition of student works organized by the Student Art Association on display,” Manning said. “This exhibition will include a wide variety of media and is a great opportunity for members of the community to see what the students in the Department of Art are up to.”

Manning believes this event is important to Huntsville because it is one of the biggest opportunities in the year to see a coordinated effort showcasing local culture.

“It is important for students of SHSU to participate in an event like this because it is a way for them to show support for their fellow students and the local arts community,” Manning said. “Attending events is a fun and easy way to contribute to the arts and participate in culture.”

Events are free, and the main Art Walk spans from noon to 5:00 p.m. throughout Huntsville.

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