Art Beat shares information about programs and efforts of your regional arts council, Arts of the Pamlico (AOP), and arts events at the Historic Turnage Theatre and across the county. AOP presents and supports the provision of arts programming for the community and region.
Warm Up with a Walk of Art on Friday
Written by Debra Torrence, Executive Director
AOP and downtown art galleries and shops in downtown Washington are readying for the first Art Walk
of the year. Friday, January 24 from 6 – 8 PM downtown art stops will be open late for your enjoyment.
At Arts of the Pamlico Turnage Theatre, you can view the new Vaudeville & Theatre Memorabilia exhibit.
This collection of 1920’s – 1960’s theatre treasures will be on display for one more week only. The
exhibit will be expanded this summer to become a permanent museum in the art café’ section of the
Turnage Theatre. Check out the new gift shop collection of jewelry, hand knit scarves and more. Then
wander upstairs in the balcony of the palace theatre in the rear of the building and take in the movie
costumes and jewelry from Lovie, Mrs. Howell of the TV show, Gilligan’s Island. Check out the new
kinetic sculpture donated to AOP and enter the raffle to win the right to name the sculpture. Tickets are
Paint & take pottery will be open at the Arts of the Pamlico during art walk. Paint a picture frame,
figurine, and more! Sodas, water, snacks, wine and beer available to enjoy while you paint. Prices range
from $5 – $15 per item of your choice. Paint, brushes and painting aprons provided.
Step outside and right next door at the Secret Garden Gallery & Boutique to shop a colorful collection of
clothing and jewelry, and view the walls peppered with local art.
Around the bend at Kay Woolard’s gallery on Market Street, catch up with Chip Shackleford to view Kay’s
lush floral paintings and Chip’s glass art.
Head back down Main Street and stop at River Walk Gallery to view and shop a collection of local art
from pottery to brilliant paintings created by John Groessor with a palette knife.
Head down the alley to Art Tyndall’s gallery and plan to stay a while to get warm and chat with Art about
His unique style and take a well-known water landscape home with you.
Lemonade Gallery is just a block away, chocked full of hand-crafted jewelry, and scratchboard art by
Ginger Gehres and delicate floral work by Carol Mann.
Don’t miss stopping at local shops including Little Shoppes & South Market Antiques, Pursers Chest &
Wine & Words and Gourmet – all who will be open for your night out! Stop by local restaurants for a bite
to eat and something to drink as you make your way around downtown.
Mark your calendar for upcoming art walks this year in downtown Washington. Art Walks in 2020 will be held on March 20, May 22, July 24 & September 18, all from 6 – 8 PM.
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Support the arts by becoming or renewing your Arts of the Pamlico membership, purchase tickets, sponsor an event, and/or learn more at www.artsofthepamlico.org or call 252-946-2504.
AOP is located in its Historic Turnage Theatre at 150 West Main Street in Washington, NC.