Art Walk to be held Saturday

Published 10:21 am Thursday, March 26, 2009

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Area Arts Council has planned another “Art Walk” for this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Portsmouth.

Local artists will be hosted by retail merchants or restaurants.

“We had such a tremendous response from both the public and the merchants during the Holiday Arts Sale so we decided to offer this opportunity again,” said DeLynn Coppoletti, Director of Portsmouth Area Arts Council.

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Several downtown merchants have been asked to “adopt an artist” by inviting them to display and sell their artwork and perhaps create some art in their store or restaurant during the day.

Participating businesses and artists include: Market St. Hardware & Toytown, 217 Market St., hosting Larry Brown (wood turner), Market St. Café, 212 Market St. hosting musician and song-writer Steve Free (from 11 – 2 p.m.), Lil’s Quilt Shop, 210 Market St., hosting Joyce Parks (painter), B-sweet Chocolaterie, 509 Second St., hosting Diana Teeters (Jewelry Making), Boneyfiddle Home & Garden Shop, 511 Second St., hosting Toni Hatfield (painter) and a clay-throwing demonstration by Carma Baker, Journey Within, 513 Second St., hosting Jeanie Begley (hand made purses and jewelry), Different Daisy (open 12 – 5 p.m.), 515 Second St., hosting Donna Lancaster (acrylic paintings), Peacocks, 522 Second St., hosting Don Blevins (acrylic paintings), Chinaberry Tree, 534 Second St., hosting Martha Padgett (etched eggs), Port City Café & Pub, 424 Chillicothe St., hosting Jim Great Elk Waters (prints, paintings, mixed media and books), Southern Ohio Museum (open 1 – 5 p.m.), 825 Gallia St., featuring artwork by 6 local artists – Woodi Ismael (1914-1994), Nick Gampp, Lane Raiser, Todd Reynolds, Will Reader and Alan Gough, Covert’s Furniture, 831 Gallia St., hosting Kay Patterson (paintings on Barn wood).

Each of the artists (except for those exhibiting at Southern Ohio Museum) will be on-site, selling their work

For more information please contact DeLynn Coppoletti, Portsmouth Area Arts Council at (740) 351-3642 or e-mail: