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Art Walk

Art Walk

Date: Apr 11 2003


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Experiencing art is an important part of life. Seeing drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures can inspire and motivate you. Art can help you think creatively and possibly make you think about things that you’ve never thought about before. In short, art is essential!
There are many different ways to experience art. Museums are one of the most common ways. Most cities have art museums that are open to the public. Big cities usually have several different museums dedicated to different kinds of art.
A fun way to see a great variety of art is to go on an art walk. Read on to learn more!


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An art walk is a excellent way to experience art, especially for those who are new to art and are not sure what they like. Most cities have organized art walks – often during the first or last week of the month. In Portland, Oregon, thousands of people celebrate the first Thursday of every month by joining an art walk through downtown.
On First Thursday, all the art galleries in Portland stay open late, so people can visit them after work. The galleries often exhibit new work starting on First Thursday, so it’s people’s first chance to see exciting new art. People walk from gallery to gallery to check out everything that’s available.
In the spring and summer, First Thursday celebrations in Portland are especially popular. Because of the beautiful weather, lots of people take the opportunity to be outside – many of them going to galleries and then having dinner at a restaurant with outdoor seating afterwards. It’s a wonderful experience.



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If you get a chance to visit or live in an American city, you should definitely check to see if there is a city art walk. Most likely, there will be. It’s a great way to see the art created in the city, as well as see many of the diverse people who live there. The people-watching can be just as interesting as the art.
Even if you don’t come to the U.S., be sure to take advantage of the art that’s available where you live. Art should be a part of everyone’s life!
Have a great week!



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ines prado


I did'n know that at first tuesday this galleries has a different working hours

10:57 PM Jul 17 2009 |

ines prado


Art is my life, my job and my world. I think that all people needs art, to think, to be happy and live. Art is a food for the spirit!

10:51 PM Jul 17 2009 |

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