Gallery Main Street its “Urban Pastoral” exhibit Saturday, July 11, featuring the debut of nearly 20 pieces by area artists. The exhibit will remain in the Gallery through Sept. 5.
“This exhibit includes a feature that we think the public will really enjoy,” said City of Tyler Main Street Director Beverly Abell. “To add depth to the experience, we have our own miniature urban garden in the gallery.”
The urban garden installation was created by Gallery Main Street volunteer and artist Alyson Appleton. It is hoped that visitors will help tend and water the garden in addition to viewing the art.
“We are always looking for creative ways for the public to interact with gallery exhibits and Alyson has come up with a very inventive way to encourage our visitors to do just that,” said Abell.
Carole Glazebrook won "Best in Show" for her work, "Urban Sprawl." Best in Show is selected by the jury that scores and selects works for exhibit.
Gallery Main Street is a project of the City of Tyler Main Street Department in cooperation with the volunteers of the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition and Heart of Tyler, Inc. The gallery opens a new juried exhibit approximately every eight weeks.
Information on Gallery Main Street hours and rules for entering the exhibit jury process can be found at www.DowntownTylerArts.com or by calling (903) 593-6905.