The Boro Art Crawl on Friday, Dec. 9, is the perfect place to find unique gifts for friends and family, as well as wonderful art. The Crawl will take place in and around the Historic Downtown Murfreesboro Square. Organizers encourage art fans to venture beyond the inner ring of the square to take in the many great places just a few blocks away.
One of the perfect places to look for uncommon gifts is dreamingincolor on Maney Street. The art, furniture and gift shop will be featuring the oils and painted furniture of Deneen Glidwell, the architectural watercolors of 84-year-old Joseph Roccamo and pastoral pastels on sandpaper by Justyna Kostkowska. Beth Boudreaux will be live painting onsite during the Crawl. Every nook and cranny of the old home-turned-store on Maney Street offers creative delights for the holidays, beginning on the front porch.
The store will also be featuring youth art from its inaugural student art contest. Glidwell, owner of dreamingincolor, knows that is it important to support young people interested in the arts at an early age and hopes to make the contest an annual event.
New Jersey artist Roccomo represents the other end of the spectrum. Once an architect, this senior uses bright colors and architectural details to create abstract studies of form and space.
Boro Art Crawl is happy to have two artists participating who were featured in Incite 4: Relax Restore Renew, Suzanne LeBeau and Dawna Magliacano. This coffee table book from North Light Books features the best in mixed media artists of 2016 from around the world. Magliacano will be showing at Gallery 903, and LeBeau will also be showing her work.
Two-Tone Gallery will be open for the Crawl in spite of the construction on Lytle Street. Make sure you make your way to the gallery, as the sidewalk is open and the gallery offers many treasures. Owner Todd Wilson has a goal for the gallery: to “[s]how as much art to as many people as possible.” For the December Boro Art Crawl he will be featuring the work of Norbert Thiemann, Beth Moore, Lesley Thomas, Kevin Sweeney, and Kevin Wurm Jr.
Other participating businesses and organizations include Top of the Block, Earth Experience, Mayday Brewery, Liquid Smoke, Cultivate Coworking, Green Dragon, Let’s Make Wine, Amelia’s Closet, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, The Block, Quinn’s Mercantile, Funtiques, L & L Construction, Murfreesboro Art League at Cannonsburgh Village, Center for the Arts, Moxie Art Supply, The Write Impression, Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda, Studio Artists at the old Henry’s Florist, Vibe Nutrition, VNTG, Bradley Academy and Cultural Center, and Sugaree’s.
Click here to view the December Art Crawl Map. For more information, visit boroartcrawl.com.