Marissa GOULD, intern
The Crescenta Valley is home to many talented artists, evidenced during the Montrose Art Walk on Saturday. The Art Walk took place in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue where local artists got to display and sell their works.
The Art Walk offered something for just about everyone. For those who like more traditional art, there were plenty of oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings. For those interested in something other than two-dimensional, pottery artists were also set up on Honolulu. There was also “wearable” art; many jewelry booths were onsite to entice shoppers. One jewelry vendor, Cori Ann Ketchum from Silver Lake, had her jewelry on display. She transformed crystal, quartz, seashells and other natural elements into wearable works of art. Ketchum said that sales were encouraging.
“It’s going really well,” she said. “I want to come back again.”
Not only were local artists in the Art Walk, but art galleries as well. The recently opened Thotshop, run by Carolyn Gmelich, had a booth on Honolulu. The Thotshop offers art classes, hosts birthday parties and art camps to teach kids all about art. Their booth showcased various pieces by Thotshop patrons, from watercolors to collages and pastel drawings.
Art Walks are held quarterly; the next is July 19. There is no charge to attend.