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Arts take center stage in new Keller festival next month

Post Date:09/21/2017

A new family-friendly festival celebrating the arts is coming to Old Town Keller thanks to a partnership between the city’s Public Arts Board and the local nonprofit Keller Public Arts Society. The first annual Keller Art Walk scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 will honor the artists selected for the city’s new rotating art program and celebrate the recently completed improvements in Old Town Keller.

Earlier this year, the Arts Board initiated the inaugural phase of a rotating art-on-loan program to fill the sculpture pads added during the city’s recent updates to Old Town Keller West. The pads are located along the strolling promenade that runs north-south adjacent to the eclectic restaurants and small businesses in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Arts Board selected five sculptures for a two-year exhibit; in 2018, they will select and install six additional pieces, also for a two-year exhibit. The staggered phases will bring new pieces to Old Town each year, providing a dynamic and engaging attraction that will help draw interest and foot traffic to the area.

The Keller Art Walk will be a family-friendly festival with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-air, (outdoor) artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. A variety of local vendors and other entertainers will also be featured throughout the event.

For more information, including vendor packets, visit 
www.cityofkeller.com/artwalk.

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