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Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:00 am | Updated: 7:53 pm, Sat Jun 22, 2013.

The Washington Art Walk will take place this Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at various locations in Downtown Washington.

Hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature live music by the Washington Academy of Music students at Pogue Sculpture Studio and Fern & Sycamore.

A variety of art mediums, including paintings, jewelry, photography and other types of art, will be showcased.

The first art walk was held this past fall, according to Jennifer Higerd, one of the event organizers.

This weekend’s walk will be even bigger than the first, said Higerd, who also is an art instructor and gallery coordinator at East Central College.

“I think it’s exciting that this is growing and we have more community involvement,” she said. “It is my hope that people can see that art is everywhere.”

The walk also features more works from ECC students, Higerd said.

“We’re building a bridge between our students and established artists in the community,” she said. “It’s a chance for everyone to get to know each other.”

Most of the students are participating as a final project for their gallery applications class, Higerd said, which focuses on learning how to do a show.

Students had to choose a theme, call for artists to submit work relative to their theme and transform nontraditional spaces into galleries.

Most of works on display will be offered for sale.

The art walk is free and open to the general public. Sponsors are Cowan’s Restaurant, Joe’s Bakery & Delicatessen, Old Vine Riverfront Bistro, John G’s Taproom and Downtown Washington, Inc.

Exhibitors will be at the following locations:

• The Depot Gallery, featuring various artists, 301 W. Front St.;

• Marty Coulter and Gordon Radford, 101 Elm Street;

• Gary Lucy Gallery, featuring Gary Lucy art work, 231 W. Main St.;

• Investigating This Space, 219 W. Main St.;

• Pogue Sculpture Studio, featuring Larry Pogue and Jim Peters, 118 W. Front St.;

• The Art Center, featuring Curt Dennison and Josephine Jacobsmeyer, 120 W. Main St.;

• In Retrospect, 110 W. Main St.;

• Explore Your World, 11 W. Main St.;

• Current Works, Photojournalism Hall of Fame, 8 W. Second St.;

• I.B. Nuts & Fruit Too, featuring Slava Bowman, 200 Elm St.;

• Cowan’s Restaurant, featuring Ethan Heberger, 114 Elm St.;

• Fern & Sycamore, featuring Cole Scego Designs, 319 Elm St.;

• Washington Community Arts Studio, featuring various artists, 411 W. Fifth St.; and

• ARTCanDo, featuring various artists, 618 W. Fifth St.

East Central College student works will be on display at Investigating this Space, In Retrospect, Explore Your World and Current Works.

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