The annual Montrose Art Walk is under new management. The quarterly event will be directed by the duo of Anna Yagodzinski and Julie Ann Martin. Both are directors of the Montrose-Verdugo Chamber of Commerce, the organization that hosts the Art Walk. The pair have brought a spate of fresh ideas and renewed energy to the event that takes place this Saturday, July 19 along Honolulu Avenue.
Over 15 new artists have joined this year’s roster, bringing handmade jewelry, in addition to the fine art made by local artists from the surrounding communities of La Crescenta, La Cañada, Glendale, Sunland and Tujunga.
“Julie and I are so excited to be co-chairing this great event,” said Yagodzinski. “Starting out, our goal was to give the Art Walk a more fresh and contemporary feel. We’re confident we’ve achieved this by the influx of new artists, a new social media campaign and an updated logo.”
“Having recently opened my own gift boutique in Montrose, Boulevard 34, that features local artists, I was thrilled to be able to offer many of the artists in my shop the opportunity to participate in the Art Walk,” added Yagodzinski,
New artists include Greg Dyro Photography, Zelda’s Glass Works & Jewelry, Hummingbird & Rose Jewelry and Amy Masor Jewelry Designs.
Longtime participants Ann Winters, Trish Kertes and Rut Eneberg, among others, will be returning for the 2014 Art Walk events.
The Montrose Verdugo-City Art Walk and Sale is a free event for the public and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is free parking in lots north and south of Honolulu Avenue and metered parking on the streets.
For more information about current artists and events, call Anna Yagodzinski at (818) 248-1093.
Applications to take part in the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce (MVCC) Art Walks is available at www.MontroseArtWalk.com.