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3 days ago
Explore Gainesville

Today's the big day! Join us from 2-8pm in HistDowntown Gainesvilleville for Gainesville's second annual Art Walk! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™
Learn more: www.exploregainesville.org/art-walk/๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ
๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด, ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ-๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 4, 2024) โ€“ Main Street Gainesvilleโ€™s second annual Art Walk has arrived!

Slated for 2-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the area of Gainesville's historic square, this event will enable attendees to experience the City of Gainesville, Georgia's vast creative culture while they discover local artists, local galleries and pop-up art shows in various downtown business storefronts. This free event offers you the opportunity to buy original art, dine in outstanding restaurants and shop in unique boutiques.

โ€œMain Street Gainesville wanted to promote the downtown arts community and see an event take place throughout the entire historic district, which includes historic Green Street, downtown and Midland areas of town,โ€ said Main Street Manager Nicole Parham, as she shared how the event got started. โ€œAfter sharing thoughts with many of our Gainesville art leaders, we were able to gather a group together including those from The Arts Council, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Celestial Studios, Gallery on the Square, Brenau Galleries and Purple House Gallery. We decided we wanted to try something new, something that would get citizens exploring various parts of town, would expose the community to both local artists and local galleries, plus local businesses. We wanted a 'hop'-style event where it wasn't a festival or something where we had to close roads to host it. All of those ideas led to the Art Walk!

โ€œOur hope is to see the community enjoy the impressive local art scene in Gainesville, for restaurants and retailers in the historic district to have increased foot traffic throughout the night, and for artists to have the opportunity to sell their original art,โ€ she said. โ€œWe hope it's a win for everyone involved!โ€

Balloons will be placed outside the following storefronts to aid visitors in finding participating businesses: NoFo Brew Co., Celestial Studios, Feral Print Co., Blackstrap Rock Hall, Grubs Market, Diletto Bakery, Farmhouse Coffee, Gallery on the Square, Cork It, The Stag Chophouse, Dress Up, Phillips Trading Co., Mooreโ€™s Wealth Management, Occasions Florist, Meadowlark Coffee, 2 Old Crows, The Uniform Shop, Downtown Drafts, Out of the Cedar Chest, Gypsy Threads, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Caroline Nix Gallery, Dan Dan Studio, Purple House Gallery, The Arts Council and Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern. Gainesville Renaissance Gallery, Brenau University and the Hunt Tower Rotunda will also showcase local artists.

โ€œWe will have 32 businesses and galleries hosting one or more local artists,โ€ she said. โ€œThere are over 70 artists represented! You can see the current full list by visiting the map on the website: www.exploregainesville.org/art-walk/.โ€

Parham said an impressive collection of original artwork will be available for purchase, including a variety of abstracts, portraits and landscapes in various mediums โ€“ oil paints, pastels, chalk, pencil, photography and more.

โ€œEven more than just displaying art for purchase, artists will be available for meet-and-greets and will perform live demonstrations,โ€ she said.

Parham said refreshments, downtown dining specials and live music will be tucked into corners to create a fun atmosphere for the community as they explore the various art stops, all in an effort to promote dining and shopping in Downtown Gainesville.

โ€œWe'd love to see 1,000-plus people explore all of the galleries and businesses hosting artists, for all downtown businesses to have a boost in sales as people stop in to shop and eat along the way, and for local artists to leave having more patrons,โ€ she said.

With highlighted destinations scattered across the historic district, to make getting from point A to point B easier, Parham said the two Gainesville Trolleys, along with the new Explore Gainesville Cool Bus, will be running and waiting to transport passengers between stops: www.exploregainesville.org/art-walk/.

โ€œSince the event will take place in historic Gainesville, which includes historic Green Street, downtown and Midland areas of Gainesville, the trolleys will be making rotations through each district so it will be easier to navigate to each area of town,โ€ she said. โ€œAs we get closer to the event, we'll provide a suggested visitation route for guests so they can more easily enjoy getting around.โ€

As Main Street Gainesville's goal is to foster a vibrant community in the historic district of Gainesville, Parham is excited as the Art Walk accomplishes just that.

โ€œIt's a showcase of local artists in local businesses and offers our citizens and visitors alike a fun night out on the town exploring!โ€ she said.

Find free and covered parking at any one of the following downtown parking decks, all located within walking distance to the historic square: Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main St.; Gainesville North Parking Deck, 100 Brenau Ave.; and Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green St.

For more information and updates, โ€œLikeโ€ and follow @DowntownGainesvilleGA on Facebook or visit www.exploregainesville.org/art-walk/.
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Todays the big day! Join us from 2-8pm in Historic Downtown Gainesville for Gainesvilles second annual Art Walk! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™
Learn more: https://www.exploregainesville.org/art-walk/
5 days ago
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Heโ€™s the kingโ€ฆ #TulsaKing ๐Ÿ”ฅ
The secret is outโ€ฆ Tulsa King is in Gainesville, Georgia shooting for season 2! The City of Gainesville, Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureau (Explore Gainesville) has been secretly working with the Tulsa King production team for several months to bring this project (and othersโ€ฆ ๐Ÿคซ) to GVL. This wouldnโ€™t have been possible without support from our director, Robyn Lynch (pictured with Sylvester Stallone๐Ÿ˜ฑ), and our incredible City Management.
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Heโ€™s the kingโ€ฆ #TulsaKing ๐Ÿ”ฅ
The secret is outโ€ฆ Tulsa King is in Gainesville, Georgia shooting for season 2! The City of Gainesville, Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureau (Explore Gainesville) has been secretly working with the Tulsa King production team for several months to bring this project (and othersโ€ฆ ๐Ÿคซ) to GVL. This wouldnโ€™t have been possible without support from our director, Robyn Lynch (pictured with Sylvester Stallone๐Ÿ˜ฑ), and our incredible City Management. 
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6 days ago
Explore Gainesville

๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐†๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค!
Get out and discover all that the City of Gainesville, Georgia has to offer! With trivia nights, live music, theatre, workout classes and more, we are sure to have something that piques your interest!

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข EarthCraft Week : All Week @ Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
โ€ข Earth Week - Spring Cleanup & Park Beautification Week with Gainesville Parks & Recreation: All Week @ Gainesville Water Resources
โ€ข Pet Food Drive Benefitting Meals on Wheels: Now - April 26th @ City of Gainesville, Georgia Visitors Center

๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Bugs, Birds, and Flowers Workshop: 4pm @ Quinlan Visual Arts Center

๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Family Frolics - Celebrating Earth: 10:30am @ Elachee Nature Science Center
โ€ข Wellness Wednesday with Knox Martin Foundation: 5:45pm @ The Arts Council

๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข 2024 Art Walk: 2-8pm @ Historic Downtown Gainesville

๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข @Food Truck Friday: 5-9pm @ Lake Lanier Olympic Park

๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Touch-A-Truck with Gainesville Parks & RecreationRec: 10am @ Gainesville Middle School East Campus
โ€ข Waterfest 2024 with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: 1-5pm @ Midland Greenway

For More Events: www.exploregainesville.org/events/
Know of an event weโ€™re missing?
Give us the scoop by filling out our Event Promotion Application Form:
www.exploregainesville.org/events/community/add
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๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ง ๐†๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค!
Get out and discover all that the City of Gainesville, Georgia has to offer! With trivia nights, live music, theatre, workout classes and more, we are sure to have something that piques your interest!

๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข EarthCraft Week : All Week @ Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
โ€ข Earth Week - Spring Cleanup & Park Beautification Week with Gainesville Parks & Recreation: All Week @ Gainesville Water Resources
โ€ข Pet Food Drive Benefitting Meals on Wheels: Now - April 26th @ City of Gainesville, Georgia Visitors Center

๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Bugs, Birds, and Flowers Workshop: 4pm @ Quinlan Visual Arts Center

๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Family Frolics - Celebrating Earth: 10:30am @ Elachee Nature Science Center
โ€ข Wellness Wednesday with Knox Martin Foundation: 5:45pm @ The Arts Council

๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข 2024 Art Walk: 2-8pm @ Historic Downtown Gainesville

๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข @Food Truck Friday: 5-9pm @ Lake Lanier Olympic Park

๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก
โ€ข Touch-A-Truck with Gainesville Parks & RecreationRec: 10am @ Gainesville Middle School East Campus
โ€ข Waterfest 2024 with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: 1-5pm @ Midland Greenway

For More Events: www.exploregainesville.org/events/
Know of an event weโ€™re missing?
Give us the scoop by filling out our Event Promotion Application Form:
www.exploregainesville.org/events/community/add
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