PA Art About | October 12, 2019

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The Port Aransas Art Walk is designed to encourage and promote art and culture, and to let everyone know Port A is “Port Arty.” The 13th Annual Port Aransas Art Walk – PA ART ABOUT – was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Visitors stopped by each participating location for refreshments, met local artists and viewed their art. Starting in Old Town and winding out Highway 361, this self-guided tour of arty locations allowed visitors to start the tour at any point by following the map, a printed copy of which was available at each location


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Participating Galleries,  Studios & Shops

Shannon Lafayette Photography
Shannon is a self taught professional photographer specializing in landscapes of Port Aransas. Shannon’s gallery showcases beautiful Port Aransas scenery on different mediums such as metal, acrylic, wood, bamboo, canvas, and more.  Shannon also photographs families on the Port Aransas beaches as well as real estate and interior design. Her passion is her gallery and showing the best of the island to those who stop by!  Host: Shannon Lafayette

Port A Glass
At their new location this year! Please stop in and meet Lisa McClellan the new host for ArtAbout at 315 Cut Off Rd. also known as the Wanderlust at Tropic Island Resort. Lisa loves to work with recycled glass and turns glass with a past into glorious works of art. We hope you will stop by and meet Port A’s newest Glass Artists. Host: Lisa McClellan

Lydia Ann Art Studio
Lydia Ann Art Studio is a working studio for the family.  Lisa paints colorful beach and underwater scenes.  Carol is painting local scenes in oil.  Come by and see our new look since rebuilding after Harvey. Hosts: Carol Wilhelm and Lisa Ansley

Debra Wilbanks Williams
An award-winning artist/photographer in her reestablished studio dubbed “The Port A Art House”.  It’s an art making, music playing, beer brewing, family and friends oasis smack dab in the heart of old town. Enjoy this charming studio, some lively company, and meet friends and family on the patio. Hosts: Debra Wilbanks Williams, Family and Friends

Potters on Cotter
Totally recovered from Harvey, Brenda’s back with new work & new art by Nancy Hyder , spoon guy David Osborne, bonsai planters & silver jewelry by Ken Barnett.  Gary Kosmas Pots and a few more potter friends.  Same place .. same fun! Host-Brenda Barnett & Friends

Sarah Searight
This sixth generation Austinite splits her time between Austin, Port Aransas and Ocracoke Island, NC. always with her paints in tow. Her favorite Plein Air subjects are the beach surf , dunes, birds and wetlands. Larger paintings are on display at  LisaBellas Restaurant at Cinnamon Shore in Port A. At other times, you can reach Sarah at 512-963-2113 or in either studio by appointment only -Studio in Austin,TX or Airstream Art Port A at 411 east White Ave. Host: Sarah Searight

Quite possibly the coolest store ever! Roam Home is a curated collection of home decor, gifts, antiques and imports. We will be hosting local artists Connie Moser and John Morrow. Stop by, have a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the day with us! Host: Ann Appling

An absolutely unique boutique! If you like fashion that makes a statement, we are where you need to be! Come by, enjoy a beverage and meet the always-fun local artist, Marie Lacroix, and the fabulously talented jewelry designer, Angela Norton. Host: Tiara Followell

Castaway’s Seafood Grill & Gallery
The Gallery Room at Castaways has expanded to include the whole restaurant. The gallery space is managed by Bowman Design and Framing and features 6-8 local artists. Show themes are rotated regularly. The current show features boats, rigs, redfish, trout, and flounder. Hosts: Jay and Karen Jones and featured artists.

Tippy Toes
We will be featuring local jewelry designer, Susan Yates of Madison & Me Designs. Susan creates beautiful everyday jewelry pieces featuring freshwater pearls, leather and sterling silver. Hosts – Heather Maynard, Susan Yates & Friends

Island Made Art
Visit the working studios & display area of the Island Made Art artists. Jane and Patti work with watercolor, acrylic and oils. You will find original artwork along with cards, prints and pillows created by the artists. Come by to meet the artists and visit their studios. Hosts-Jane Andrle Gillette, Patti Pedrotti  Yoachum

JoD’s Etc
Mostly a woman’s boutique with clothing, jewelry, and gifts. However, since Hurricane Harvey, we have added Jo D’s Art Collection, featuring local artists from Port Aransas & Rockport. Patricia Van Velzer of Van V Designs will be our featured artist during this year’s ArtAbout. She is a mixed media artist whose expressions are whimsical, light hearted and fun. Come by to meet this amazing artist and see all we have to offer! We will also be serving wine and champagne. Hosts: Lisa Ruszczyk and friends

Lisa Mayo Interiors
Lisa Mayo Interiors will be featuring the work of three incredible artists. A selection of abstracts by artists Pynko and Pink Pear Cottage will be on display along with the amazing Mas Es Major embellished cube tables by Cecelia Hager. Top it off with a cocktail and this is a stop you can’t miss. Hosts: Lisa Mayo & friends

Port Aransas Art Center
The October Exhibit is the Annual Bill Hildebrand Round the Bend invitational with artists work from the TAMUCC Center for Coastal Studies Artists in Residence Program. We will also have Michael Earney doing a Book signing for 2 New Books: Magic faces/Caras Magicas and The A to Z Book of Did You know. So come on out to view and purchase one of a kind art from over 200 Art Center artists and have some refreshments as well. Hope to see you there! Hosts-Art Center Board Members & Director Mary Rose

Coffee Waves
Featured artists include Dinah Bowman, Hope Williams and more. Come by for your free 1 oz. scoop of gelato and mention Art About. Live music begins at 7 pm. Host: David Bendett

Lone Star Taste
Join us for wine and appetizers as we feature one of a kind island art by Tina Mott, re-purposed vintage tin designs by Bobby Boyd and metal sculptures by Terry Jones that are too unique to describe. Hosted by Artist Tina Mott and the staff of Lone Star Taste

Susan Castor Collection
A curated collection of home furnishings, rugs, original art and prints, and featuring Texas artists for the Art About. Join us for refreshments and register for a prize drawing. Hosted by: Susan Castor and Jessica Kelman

Sunflower Beach Sales Gallery
Please join us for an exhibit of sculptural works by local artist Steve Davis.  Davis suspends sand dollars inside time-weathered objects with transparent fishing line, allowing for beautiful and intricate patterns to emerge.  Wine and cheese served.  Hosted by Sunflower Beach & Steve Davis


Potters on Cotter

(Feature Image: Brenda Barnett of Potters on Cotter)