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2nd Friday Art Walk. Take a stroll and see!

ArtWalk Sign

Artists' Alliance at Jarrett Thor Fine Arts – 100 Taylor #101 Vicki Marckel will be the featured artist this month, her show is called “Left Behind”. AA members will be displaying an array of painting, photography, encaustic, pottery, jewelry, and basketry incorporating floral designs. Open for Second Friday Art Walk on May 10. 804-224-2200

Colonial Beach Brewing - 215c Washington St., Colonial Beach. Local art work exhibited throughout the month. Open for Second Friday Art walk on May 10. 540-538-1443.

Coldwell Banker Elite (Colonial Beach Office) – 233 N. Irving Ave., Colonial Beach. New art from members of the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild. This month snacks are provided by Pampered Chef. Live music. Open for May 10 6pm to 9 pm for Second Friday Art Walk reception through June 7. 202-271-6050.

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce – 106 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. Artist Sharon Bailey Morris will exhibit. Her work includes paintings, T shirts, and shells with her trademark Chubby Chicks theme. Second Friday reception on May 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Exhibit continues through June 7. 804-224-8145.

Dockside Realty - Colonial Beach VA – 104 Taylor St., Colonial Beach. Clinton Helms, Illustrator and fine artist, will exhibit his work in oils called “Adventures in Light”. Joyce Reid, mixed media artist, will present her 3D work which utilizes recycled and repurposed items including glass, shells, stones and found treasures. Open for Second Friday Reception from 6 to 9 pm and through June 7. 757-435-5578.

Potomac River Fisheries Commission – 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach. Andrea Clement, a Colonial Beach artist with roots in the Caribbean, will present her colorful acrylic paintings which reflect a Caribbean vibe. Open for May 10 Second Friday Art Walk Reception from 6 to 9 pm and on weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm through June 7. 540-372-2066.

The once a month art walk event draws residents and visitors from all over the area who enjoy the opportunity to view a wide variety of artwork on display from local and regional artists while socializing with friends and merchants.

Commercial locations in Colonial Beach provide space to exhibit the fine workmanship.  Many of the locations are near the Town Commons and include local shops, Bed & Breakfasts and restaurants. 

Brochures, maps and information are available at each participating location. Held year-round the 2nd Friday of each month from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, admission is free, and free parking is readily available on the street and in several local lots.

The Art Walk is sponsored by the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild in cooperation with area merchants. Their mission is to bring more visual arts to the community and offer educational opportunities, while sharing interests and having fun.

Sample Art Walk Map

NOTE: The route and venues vary, so be sure to pick up a current map at one of the stops for that month's featured artists and locations.

1. Potomac River Fisheries Commission bldg, 222 Taylor St.

2. Jarrett Thor Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Taylor St. #101 (see photo below)

3. Pottery By Hand and the adjoining Studio A at 10 & 10A Hawthorn.

4. Riverview Inn motel on Hawthorn.

5. Esco Limited on Hawthorn. 

6. Visions By Shirl at 116 Hawthorn #C-2.

7. Colonial Beach Museum, 128 Hawthorn St.

8. Tides Inn B&B, 200 N. Irving Ave. 

9. LaLa's Hair Studio (now Elle Vit Salon) at 215-A Washington Ave.

10. Coldwell Banker Elite Realty, 233 N. Irving Ave.

11. Griffin Gallery, 222 Wilder Ave.

Other participating locations include/have included Bay Haven Landscape Design Studio, Espresso Station (The Tattle Tale Cafe) at 215 Washington Ave., Fat Freda’s (Kelsea's Kitchen) at 119 Hawthorn, the Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge at 11 Monroe Bay Ave and more.

art walk map

One fine spring day I hopped on my bike and made a few stops on the route to see some of the amazing works by these incredibly talented artists. One of the places I visited was the Wide River Gallery, (now Attica) and there was a good crowd in attendance, admiring the items on the gallery walls, talking and snacking on some yummy appetizers.

ArtWalk at Wide River Gallery

At the Jarrett Thor Gallery I was blown away by an amazing Giclee print of The Bell House B&B, former home of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. It was just stunning.

thor gallery

Come out on the Second Friday of each month between 6 - 9 p.m. and join in the fun!

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