Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association hosts Art Walk

(The following is a press release submitted to WDAM7 from the HHDA.)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Hattiesburg Downtown Association will host the annual Spring Art Walk, Saturday April 9th from 4-8pm in Downtown Hattiesburg. Dozens of local artists will showcase their work at galleries and shops, open for special extended hours this weekend.

Several streets will close for the event including Front St. from the Saenger Theater to Mobile St., Main Street from Pine St. to Bushman Street, and Walnut St. from Main St. to Bushman St. The Women's Art Collective of Hattiesburg will exhibit in the Hattiesburg Art Council's Open Studio in the America Building. Other galleries open include the Oddfellows Gallery, The Little Gallery featuring the work of Andrea Kostyall,  and A-Gallery. The Hattiesburg Arts Council presents the Charette Presentations on the Hattiesburg America Building at the Cultural Center.

In addition to gallery showings and store displays, artists will also feature their work at fine craft booths. Offerings range from wood works by Shannon Ward to pottery by Amanda Sanford. Attendees can expect a wide range offerings including water color, jewelry, and other products  for sale and viewing.

The Weekender Studio celebrated the grand opening of its downtown location last weekend at Hubfest. This Saturday, Weekender will feature the local artists behind "The Fancy Fox," water color artist Morgan Plummer, as well as new products from local artists Greer Andrews of Happy Notes by Greer and Hippie Banks tees.

Art Walk goers can take a break for a bite or a drink at Vicki's on Walnut, The Depot Coffee House and Bistro, or sample wine and cheese at Twin Forks Wine and Provisions.