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Downtown Gallery Crawl

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jun 27th, 2016

On Thursday, June 2, seven of the eight member galleries, all members of the Downtown Arts Alliance, opened for neighbors to mingle, reveling in the talents of their artist-friends. A limited-edition print commemorating the flood, designed by Austin Bantel with assistance from Kelsea McCrary, was available at all the galleries. The UPSTAIRS gallery (curator Emily Caldwell) featured a group of Ruston artists known as the Women’s Art Group (WAG!), while Arender Gallery presented Emma Case Melville in a solo showing titled “Humble Clay.” Big Room Gallery, next door to UPSTAIRS, presented two Louisiana Tech artists Whitney Trisler and Tess Stickney, both of whom recently graduated with Master of Fine Arts. There was a great turnout by the community and the Downtown Arts Alliance looks forward to the next event on August 4th.