UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | November 08, 2022

Patrons stroll down Main Street, view local art collections

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Many talented local artists along with visiting artists came together for the Art on Main stroll.

 

A plethora of local artists and visitors gathered for an outdoor art exhibit on Main Street Jan. 24. Galleries that featured art work in the art stroll were Bedard Fine Art, Authentique Gallery, Split Rock Gallery, Twiggs and Moore Gallery, The Mission Gallery, Art and Soul Gallery, Wide Angle Photography, Remax Fine Art Gallery and Twenty-Five Main Café.


The stroll featured an abundance of beautiful paintings, photos and drawings. 


“The Art on Main art stroll is a really good experience; you are able to view lots of great art work,” said Skylar Liu Chang, a junior art major from China. Chang is a painter and has displayed his own art in past Art on Main strolls. He also has a piece on display in the St. George Art Museum and multiple pieces of landscape paintings in Twenty-Five Main.


The art stroll began at the St. George Art Museum, located at 200 N. 47 East. Admission was free, and a featured artist also gave away a free piece of art to a winner of a drawing.  The stroll also featured live music and opportunities to talk with local artists.


“This art stroll is a great way for local residents and even visitors to experience some of the Southern Utah culture and get to know some of the amazing artists the St. George area has in it,” said Sheri Taylor, the gallery director of Split Rock Gallery. “We see every age, from children to seniors, coming out to participate in the gallery stroll.”


The art stroll was established by Alisha Tolman Burton, a former Dixie State University student. Art on Main has been functioning for almost five years, and it continues to grow each year. Now, Burton holds five Art on Main strolls each year.

 

“The nice thing about the Art on Main stroll is that not only are local artists involved, but also the St. George Art Museum,” Burton said. “There is art work by well-known masters and also by local artists.”