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The Heart of Art: Various Local Businesses Participate in Boro Art Crawl Oct. 9

Looking for a date-night activity? Don’t know where to go? Here’s what Murfreesboro is offering you this month. Murfreesboro’s art community is uniting under the organization of the Boro Art Crawl. Hosted by a variety of local merchants, area artists will be presenting artwork in styles ranging from fine, street, and alternative, on Friday, Oct. 9. These creative individuals are eager to share their work with the community’s art enthusiasts.

Organizers of The Boro Art Crawl aim to cultivate the local artists and provide venues in which they may display their talents in their hometown. They will exhibit locally created artwork in downtown-area businesses to present the best of what Murfreesboro has to offer.

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“Bird Skull on Tongue” by Norbert Thiemann, facebook.com/Cinespire

“The art crawls in Franklin and Nashville have not only educated the public about art and become a fun community event, but they are having a serious economic and social impact in those cities,” says Lee Rennick, a Murfreesboro freelance writer. “Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are home to many wonderful fine artists and fine craftsmen. It is time,” affirms Rennick, “for the community to have the opportunity to be exposed to them. The arts help develop things like problem solving and critical thinking. And communities with strong arts draw creative thinkers and innovation in business and industry.”

People from all age groups will be able to stroll around and view art in this fascinating opportunity for sharing artistic points of view and inspiration with one another.

The Boro Art Crawl will be a massive one-night event, says Two-Tone owner Todd Wilson.

“We want it to be an ever-growing and ever-changing positive feature, and hopefully it will become a fixture in this town,” Wilson says.

The Boro Art Crawl will take place every other month, on the second Friday of the month, starting Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. Show your appreciation to the artists and the merchants who will be hosting them, listed below.

Artwork by Sarah Al Ansari

Artwork by Sarah Al Ansari

Participating artists include:
Sarah Al-Ansari
Grant Cooley
Catie Beth Thomas
Meghan O’Conner
Norbert Thiemann
Peggy Bilbro
Michael Butts
Drew Camino
Laine Bratcher Cantrell
Susan Carter
Cyrus Anderson Dodd
Jonathan E. Garner
Alex Grant
Alexis Grigsby
Mai Hamric
Andrea Jewell
Suzanne LeBeau
Bryan Long
Patti Mann
Shondell McFall
Beth Moore
Jessica Nelson
Heloise Shilstat
Rik Speed
Alana Stanley
Diane J. Stockard
Mysti White

Venues include:
L&L Contractors
25 S. Public Square

FunTiques
118 S. Maple St.

The Write Impression
120 S. Maple St.

Sugaree’s
122 S. Maple St.

Let’s Make Wine
108 W. Main St.

The Walnut House
116 N. Walnut St.

Liquid Smoke
2 N. Public Square

Cultivate Coworking
107 W. Lytle St.

Hastings House B&B
223 N. Academy St.

Carriage Lane Inn
337 E. Burton St.

Dreaming in Color
504 N. Maney Ave.

The Nurture Nook Day Spa
624 N. Walnut St.

Murfreesboro Massage Therapy
416 N. Front St.

Two-Tone Art Gallery
113 W. Lytle St.

Center for the Arts
110 W. College St.

Moxie
302 W. Vine St.

City Hall Rotunda
111 W. Vine St.

Murfreesboro Art League
312 S. Front St.

Mayday Brewery
512 Old Salem Rd.

Top of the Block Salon
314 W. Lokey Ave.

Studio 903
903 Murfree Ave.

MTSU Todd Art Gallery
MTSU Student Photographic Gallery
MTSU Baldwin Photographic Gallery

For more information on the Friday, Oct. 9, Boro Art Crawl, visit boroartcrawl.com or find BoroArtCrawl on Facebook.

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