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Gallery Main Street announces second annual 6x6 Project

TYLER, April 26, 2013-- The City of Tyler’s Main Street Department announced Tuesday that its popular 6x6@110 project, begun in 2012, is back for 2013. The idea of 6x6@110 is to get artists and arts supporters to create art on small canvases distributed by Gallery Main Street. The canvases are turned back in to the gallery, and then sold via special exhibit for $20 each.

This event is a major fundraiser for operations of Gallery Main Street, with all proceeds going to support the gallery and arts programming.

Last year’s inaugural project was a big hit with participants and the public, with approximately 400 canvases sold.  This year’s goal is to have 1,000 canvases to hang in an exhibit that will begin with an opening party at 6 p.m. on June 6 at the Main Street Gallery, located at 110 W. Erwin.

Adult participants can request three canvases and they may use any media, (watercolor, oil, photography, sculpture) as long as they can be mounted to the canvas provided by the gallery.  Youth 15 and under are eligible to receive one canvas each.

“We will need the support of our entire artist community, our leaders, and the public for this project to succeed,” Abell said, adding, “It will be great fun to be part of the event.”

Information is available to those who would like to participate at www.downtowntylerarts.com, by phoning Gallery Main Street at 903-595-6905 or visiting the gallery, located at 110 W. Erwin.

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