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Marietta Square Virtual Art Walk
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 30, 2020
The first Friday of each month is typically a hub of activity on the vibrant Marietta Square as residents and visitors gather for the popular Marietta Square Art Walk. In light of current social distancing recommendations, however, it looked like Art Walk would be put on hold. Enter a collective of five galleries, determined to present their artists’ work at a time when art is needed more than ever. The solution: band together to create a virtual Art Walk.
The galleries of the Marietta Square will debut their first Virtual Art Walk at 5pm Friday, April 3, 2020 at onlineartwalk.com and via Facebook and Instagram platforms. Participating galleries include dk Gallery, The Loft, MUSE & Co, North Park Gallery, and RobertKent Galleries. Collectively, the galleries represent over 200 artists and offer a vast array of quality artistic offerings with diverse mediums and presentations.
The virtual tours were captured by Jennifer Boykin of Boykin Creative Studio. Using Matterport 3D technology, the visitor is able to virtually “walk” the galleries and explore the exhibits. Each gallery’s show contains information about the works, artists’ statements, and purchase options. “It is as close to a real-life experience as we can create online,” says Boykin. “I’m thrilled to be able to work with the galleries to deliver this opportunity to collectors and patrons, as well as the many visitors that come to the Marietta Square each month to enjoy a night out.”
But it’s not just about the art. Art Walk is about the entire experience of spending an evening on the Marietta Square. To that end, the galleries are recommending that people call ahead to their favorite restaurant and shops for curbside pickup of meals and beverages before they head home and settle in for their private Art Walk.
The current shows will remain online through April 30, 2020. The May Art Walk is scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020.