On Oct. 3, the First Friday Art Walk will make its final appearance for 2008. The Marietta Square
has become the hip place to be on the first Friday of every month. Art galleries and merchants display local, original works of art and are open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants can pick up an Art Walk map, which denotes what locations are featured and what artists will be spotlighted, at each participating merchant, the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau and the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art. Each Art Walk stop will stamp maps, which can be turned into the Art Walk Headquarters, the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art, for a free gift bag.
Dale and Mamie Joe Rayburn, painters and etchers, will show a dozen new works, both paintings
and monotypes, and there will be a few examples of some of their famous earlier etchings.
Also attending will be Wayne Reeves Jr., who makes turned wooden bowls. Ann Wallin, who
makes beautiful raku pottery bowls and other creations, will showcase several of her new works
that make wonderful gifts.
First Friday Art Walk will be held rain or shine.
Parking is available on the Square, in the Mill Street lots and in the Cherokee Street Parking
Deck (free that evening). The Art Walk is free. The Historic Marietta Trolley will make it easier
to get to all the Art Walk stops. There will be a free shuttle service all evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the Historic Marietta Trolley Company and Ghosts of Marietta will be combining for “Scaryetta,” a trolley ghost tour. The tour leaves from the Trolley Headquarters, 131 Church Street.
First Friday Art Walk will return in the spring of 2009. For more information, call (770) 429-1115
or visit www.mariettasquare.com.