The city of Tyler's Main Street Department is announcing its popular 6x6@110 project is back for 2013, according to a news release from the city.
The idea of 6x6@110 is to get artists and arts supporters to create art on small canvases distributed by Gallery Main Street at 110 W. Erwin St. The canvases are turned back in to the gallery and then sold through a special exhibit for $20 each.
The event is a major fundraiser for operations of Gallery Main Street, with all proceeds going to support the gallery and arts programming, the news release stated. At last year's inaugural project, about 400 canvases were sold. This year's goal is to have 1,000 canvases to hang in an exhibit that will begin with an opening party at 6 p.m. June 6 at the Gallery Main Street, the news release stated.
Adult participants can request three canvases and may use any media (watercolor, oil, photography, sculpture) as long as they can be mounted to the canvas provided by the gallery. Youth 15 and under are eligible to receive one canvas each, according to the release.
"We will need the support of our entire artist community, our leaders and the public for this project to succeed," city of Tyler Main Street Director Beverly Abell said in the release. Information is available at www.downtowntylerarts.com.