‘Boro Art Crawl This Friday


The Boro Art Crawl is the coolest place to be in Murfreesboro on a warm August night. On August 12, the Crawl will feature more than 40 artists in almost 30 different locations from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Sibley Barlow, a black and watercolor artist, and William Slinkard, who does bright color studies, will be the featured artists in the Murfreesboro City Hall rotunda during the August Crawl. The artists’ opening reception will occur the same night and they will both be available to discuss their work. Their large format pieces create a great juxtaposition in color and form making for an arresting presentation.

Tracy Yarbrough will be in the gallery at Center for the Arts. Yarbrough was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years and loves to experiment with bright colors in paint and mixed media. She loves to “…put some fun and happiness into the world, one painting at a time.”

Joining the Boro Art Crawl for the first time are the popular women’s clothing stores, Trendy Pieces and Bella’s.  They will feature the works of Phyllis Kitzler and Kelsey Gammon, respectively. Also new to the Crawl is Quinn’s Mecantile, a new store on the corner of Lokey and Spring Streets. Tracy Toy has transformed an old house that was most recently a law office into a showplace for local artisans and those who like to upmarket vintage furniture. Quinn’s will feature the work of Samantha Collier.

Also during the August Crawl, the Stones River Craft Guild, famous for their fall Studio Tour, will be showing the work of some of their members in the former Henry’s Florist space on the Square.

Other participating businesses and organizations include: VNTG, Daffodilly Design, Amelia’s Closet, Mayday Brewery, L & L Contracting, Cultivate Coworking, Liquid Smoke, Smoke and Mirrors, Funtiques, Let’s Make Wine, Sugaree’s, The Write Impression, Simply Pure Sweets, The Boutique at Studio C Photography, Murfreesboro Art League at Cannonsburg Village, Oaklands Mansion, The Block, Wall Street, Moxie Art Supply, Two-Tone Gallery, Earth Experience, The Green Dragon, and Studio 903.

A map of all Crawl locations will be available on line a few days before the event and at each participating location the night of the Crawl. This map will also note where refreshments and music will be available. For a copy of the map or more information, visit www.boroartcrawl.com or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BoroArtCrawl.