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Community invited to 6x6@110 Painting Parties

TYLER, May 17, 2013-- Organizers of Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 project are inviting the public to participate in creating at least 1,000 6” x 6” works of art that will hang in the fundraising exhibit, which begins June 6.

The 6x6@110 committee is holding public painting parties at several locations throughout the next few weeks to gain as much public participation as possible. The first painting party will be held at Butler Architectural Group, 400 S. Broadway Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 18. Another painting party is set for 5 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, May 23, at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St. This year’s opening party is set for 6 p.m., on June 6, at Gallery Main Street.

“We invite artists and members of the public to join us at either or both of these locations to create canvases that we will sell for $20 each to help raise funds for operation of Gallery Main Street, as well as its arts programming,” said City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell. “Part of the Main Street Department’s mission is to operate the gallery as well as programming such as ArtWalk, gallery exhibits and arts workshops.”

Those who would like to participate in either party should call Gallery Main Street at 903-593-6905 to reserve a spot. There is no cost to participate in the painting parties or the 6x6 project. Several locally owned restaurants have also pledged their space to painting parties. Those locations and dates will be announced soon.

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