By Mary O’KEEFE
Honolulu Avenue transformed into an outdoor art gallery on Saturday at the 2009 Art Walk, sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. This was the last artwalk in the series of three; the first on May 2 and the second on July 11. The event provides a forum for artists from all over Southern California to gather and exhibit their work. A variety of mediums were presented from watercolors to pen and pencil sketches. The series of art walks have become increasingly popular each year with artists returning to Montrose to a supportive community. “There have been a lot of people interested in my art,” said Roland Clark. Clark, a Tujunga resident, has participated in the event for the past six years. He has been an artist for 30 years and his paintings of mid west farmscapes depict a lifestyle that defies his California roots. The chamber holds the artwalks to celebrate the rich population of fine artists within its area, according to the Montrose- Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce website. Fellow artist Julie Hill is also a returning artist. “Though it’s been a little slow, people are still supportive,” she said.