Every third Thursday of the month local artists flaunt their works on the mean streets of Huntington Beach during the Downtown Art Walk. This month, however, the HB Downtown Business Improvement District (HBD BID) is taking the "Walk" out of "Art Walk" by uniting all 2013 artists in one place a special invitational showcase at the swanky Shorebreak Hotel.
The free event will feature nearly 60 artists from 7 to 10 p.m., along with a DJ, band and cash bar. Guests will also cast their votes for the "Favorite Artist of the Year." BID Manager Susan Welfringer tells us, "The winner receives our undying respect and admiration and a lovely commemorative plaque."
Adrian Wlodarczyk, Anita Brace, Antonio Vasquez (Mel Kong-Mgr.), Bill Hopkins, Bob Elias, Charlie Coffin, Chelsea Pero, Christopher Meredith, Cristina Hoyos, Cyndi Bahti, Dave Reynolds, David Faridi, David Henderson, Dennis Rey, Douglas Cross, Edgar Allen Toh, Eileen McCullough, Eric Anderson, Erin Thompson, Fredy Dominguez, Galen Pickett, George Bahti, Grace Schiller, HEK Tattoo, Henry Godines, Jamie Fernandez, Janessa Bookout, Jessica Cardelucci, Jimmy Knobs (Jimmy Mooers), John Patzold, Junie Bomba Allick, Karen Latham, Kathy Senske, Katie Arminie, Kim Hamrock, Kimberly Eaton, Kimberly Holmes, Luanne Shoup, Mackenzie Matthews, Matt Wehrer, Megan Delfin, Michael Latham, Mike MacDuffee, Paula Fey, Redford Cruz, Rob Smith (mgr. Marte Nelson), Robert Melendes, Sam Bernal, Scott Thorberg, Seth Matson, Stan Blackwell, Stan Moniz, Steve Minty, Struck by Sound (Frank Martinez), Todd Puchalski, Tom Wendt and Zoe Schumacher.
HB Culture Mag's Kevin Ashford, who also serves as chairperson of the Art Walk Committee, says in a release: "This showcase is designed as a celebration of the creative spirit in Huntington Beach. It's the only time all year where this many artists will converge at one HB location. Artists finally get to hang together and the public is treated to an amazing collection of art rarely found in one location."
So go on, get out and support local art, HB. Imaginations are counting on you. 'Tis the season to buy local, too.