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September State Street Art Walk

September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


September State Street Art Walk
State St. Athens, Oh 45701

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm —

Gallery hop your way down State Street for the September 6, art walk! Participating venues include Arts West, the Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Nueva, & Passion Works Studio. This is a free evening of art and surprises on State Street featuring local artists, musicians, food and drink.

This unique one night event will feature the artists Jessica Beckford at Arts West with music provided by Stu Hayes, painter Cardon Smith at Passion Works who will be giving an artist talk, portraits of Elise Mitchell at the Southeast Ohio History Center featuring an activity asking you to dress up like your childhood hero, and photographs by Robert Studzinski featuring music by the Megan Wren DUO at Casa Nueva. Taking place on East and West State Street, the Art Walk will provide patrons with an opportunity to engage with one our City’s newest activities: gallery hopping.

This month, get yourself an Art Walk Passport at any of the participating venues the night of the event to earn prizes! Get your passports stamped at each gallery during the walk to claim a prize from one of the participating venues. Passport stamps can be collected from September to December. A prize may be claimed each of the four months that the passport is viable if the traveler acquires stamps from each of the four venues.


Participating in this month’s State Street Art Walk:


Arts West

132 W. State St.—My Truth is Raw: Jessica Beckford, Featuring music by Stu Hayes

Jessica Beckford moved from Chandler, Arizona, to Athens, Ohio, in 2003 with a love and respect for the rich culture of the Southwest. She draws great inspiration from the life and works of Frida Kahlo and the raw truth she represents. The symbolic and coded nature of the imagery allows for the ability to tell a story without saying a word. With the use of symbolic imagery in her own work, Beckford bares her inner most thoughts in hopes to touch the hearts of kindred souls.

SEO History Center

24 W. State St.— Stuff of Dreams

If you dressed up as your childhood hero, who would you choose? Who has inspired you to be the person you are today? This month, the History Center is featuring the portraits of Elise Mitchell Sanford before they come down at the end of September. Leave a response, draw a picture, or dress up and take a photo! #seohistorycenter


Casa Nueva

6 W. State St.— Standing Rock & the Fights for Indigenous Rights: Robert Studzinski, Featuring music provided by Megan Wren DUO.


Robert Studzinski : As a photographer, I’ve spent 37 years, off and on, with indigenous and endangered peoples in some of the wilder places in the world. I’ve documented their cultural past, alive in the present, as well, and their struggles for dignity and justice. My passion is putting a human face on people we’d otherwise never meet and giving voice to their stories.

Passion Works Studio

20 E. State St.­— Cardon Smith – The Solo Show


As a practicing artist Cardon Smith has dedicated the past 20 years of artistic study to two loves: painting and architecture. His style is bold and fluid blending color and line into buildings and cityscapes. The paintings feel like a familiar fantasy that would be wonderful to call home.


The artist will be giving an art talk and answering questions at Passion Works Studio.

For more information please, contact ARTS/West at (740) 592-4315


About the State Street Art Walk

The State Street Art Walk takes place on the first Thursday of each month with four exhibits uptown on one street, to provide free visual arts events to the Athens community, a larger platform for exhibiting artists and musicians and to promote Athens art tourism. The event brings together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.


September 6, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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