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Downtown Gallery Crawl

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Feb 25th, 2015

Hundreds of art lovers poured into the Downtown Historic District Feb. 12, for the first Art Crawl of 2015. Those who braved chilly temperatures were rewarded with a plethora of new art from some of the region’s favorite artists and the chance to mingle with friends over light hors d’oeuves and drinks.

Sculptor Lacy Mitcham displayed several of her conceptual works in the Big Room, while next door at Arender Studio, photographer Brad Arender displayed some of his best known works, from portraiture to commercial shoots. MAD Gallery provided their signature Red Beans and Rice and live music. Also displaying new stylings were Leah Reitzel and Stacie Medaries.

Visitors to the Big Room also had a chance to weigh in on the People’s Choice Award for the 2015 Addy Awards. The People’s Choice prize is awarded annually to the single promotional piece created by a company or agency that leaves the biggest impression in the minds of consumers. Volunteers were mum on their favorites, so we’ll have to wait for the Addys to find out who takes the prize.