The Boro Art Crawl will be the cool place to be on a warm August night. On Friday, Aug. 12, the Crawl will feature more than 40 artists in almost 30 different locations near downtown Murfreesboro from 6–9 p.m.
VNTG, located next to Simply Pure Sweets on Walnut Street, will feature the work of painter and mixed media artist Beth Boudreaux and stained glass artist Fiona Dowd. In June, Boudreaux donated a work of art to the Boro Art Crawl and auctioned it off as a fundraiser. This month she will be painting on site, and Dowd will be making stained glass pieces. She is now the resident stained glass designer for VNTG, adding to the art of their reclaimed wood and repurposed antique furniture.
“Thanks to the Boro Art Crawl I am now making my living doing the art I love. I was matched with VNTG at the last crawl and I am now their resident stained glass designer,” Dowd said. “They have given me the opportunity to add my art to their beautiful and creative furniture pieces.”
Tracy Yarbrough will be in the gallery at Center for the Arts. Yarbrough, who was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years, loves to experiment with bright colors in paint and mixed media. She said she loves to “ . . . put some fun and happiness into the world, one painting at a time.”
Murfreesboro poetry reading group the Delineators will be performing at the Green Dragon (last month they performed in the rotunda during the artist’s reception). They will be featuring the work of Jonathan Garner and Beth Moore.
Joining the Boro Art Crawl for the first time, Trendy Pieces and Bella’s will feature the works of Phyllis Kitzler and Kelsey Gammon.
Other participating businesses and organizations include: Top of the Block, Daffodilly Design, Mayday Brewery, L&L Contracting, Cultivate Coworking, Liquid Smoke, Smoke and Mirrors, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Sugaree’s, The Write Impression, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, The Alley on Main, Quinn’s Mercantile, Murfreesboro Art League at Cannonsburgh Village, Oaklands Mansion, The Block, Center for the Arts, Moxie Art Supply, Two-Tone Gallery, Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, Earth Experience and Studio 903.
A map of all Crawl locations will be available online a few days before the event and at each participating location the night of the Crawl. This map will also note where refreshments and music will be available. For more information on the event, held every two months, visit boroartcrawl.com or facebook.com/boroartcrawl.