June 15, 2011 (El Cajon) -- Art lovers are invited to stroll through "6 Galleries-1 Evening" in a "Downtown Gallery Walk" on June 17 from 5-8 p.m. All six galleries are now located within a half-block in the heart of downtown El Cajon. In addition to savoring art by local artists, visitors can also sip champagne and wine, enjoy hors d'oeuvre's and a passport full of prizes--followed by a free concert in the park.
Participating galleries include:
Silver Creek Fine Art Gallery & Custom Framing, at 120 East Main St., is selling a vintage collection, post-Civil War through the 1960's, from the archives of the El Cajon Historical Society. The vintage collection is not being used in the Knox House Museum or in public exhibits and is being released for sale. Among the collection of artifacts are women's hats from 1920~1950's, rare lace, books, a 1930's Bakelite Clock, tourist collectibles and a five-drawer brass and wood boxed Mah Jong set from post-war Japan, trunks, many framed pieces of art and many more items. Monies received received from this sale will support the El Cajon Historical Society's valley wide Third Grade Essay Contest and the digitization of photos and records dating back to the mid-1800's.
Main Street 5 Gallery, at 124 East Main St., has The Associated Fine Artists and Phebe Burnham on display.
Merkabah Gallery, at 128 East Main St., is the collection of Artists Jim Sprague and Jim Pullen.
The Rich Artist~Denise Rich Fine Art Studio, at 130 East Main Street, specializes in Cows and Commissions in oils.
White Sage Gallery, at 132 East Main St., is Artist Diane Keltner's Bronze Gallery and Studio.
Studio C, at 140 East Main St., is the Artwork of Carlos Castrejon and Silvia Valentino.
6 Galleries~1 Evening is "Encouraging Community Involvement and Supporting Regional Artists".