Weekend Isn’t Ruined – Check out Friday and Saturday in Marietta

The rain might interfere with Fourth of July Festivities, but two major events will go on in spite of the rain.  Both are on the Square in Marietta –

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK – Friday July 5

artistcolorFRI JULY 5 FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK. – 5pm-9pm First Friday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour to Marietta’s diverse art scene.  Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their stores and are open 5pm-9pm. Stop by Marietta Wine Market, the Marietta Trolley Company, the Earl Smith Strand The First Friday Art Walk is creating an art community of excellence on the Historic Marietta Square. Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of the Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their businesses from 5pm to 9pm on the first Friday of every month, rain or shine. Look for an official Art Walk banner in the window to identify the participating venues.

Be sure to stop by Marietta Wine Market, the Marietta Trolley Company, the Earl Smith Strand Theatre or the Cobb-Marietta Museum of Art to register for your chance to win a “Hip to be Square”  $50 gift certificate redeemable at any participating merchant on the Square. There will also be performance artists based throughout the Square.

Parking is available on the Square, in the Mill Street lots and in the Cherokee Street Parking Deck (free that evening).  For detailed information about parking, visit their website,   www.artwalkmarietta.com.  Admission to the Art Walk is free.  First Friday Art Walk will be held rain or shine.

While you are at Art Walk be sure to visit 2Rules Art Gallery, Avery Gallery, dk Gallery and JKing Artworks above Australian Bakery.

Local artists Jenny King, Jenny Lathem, Carrie Ellington, Lisa Rosenthal and Donna Shiver will be continue contributing their respective works throughout the season, July’s show will feature the next step in unlocking The Human Touch. The unique and colorful art work is reason enough to come visit the personable gallery and working studio that is tucked above the Australian Bakery and overlooks the historic Marietta Square. Visit www.jkingartworks.com for more information.

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is a part of Marietta Art Walk! Visit the museum during Art Walk for free admission!

Yarn Bomb at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

katie1SAT, JULY 6,  MCMA Yarn Bomb at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. The Museum will reveal their first outdoor, community art installation: the Yarn Bomb. The MCMA Yarn Bomb is made from donated knit and crotched materials, all sewn into large pieces that will cover the front of the MCMA building and various spots around the building. The Yarn Bomb will be on display at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art from July 6 through mid-September, during MCMA’s Metro Montage XIII and Folk Art Visionaries Exhibitions, which both focus on community art. The Yarn Bomb will be on display from July 6 to the end of September 2013, including Labor Day weekend, when MCMA will host the Marietta ChalkFest.