TEMECULA ─ The city of Temecula’s Arts, Culture and Entertainment Division invites the community to a very special “Art Off The Walls” experience 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4. This month’s First Friday event will occur in three separate locations throughout Old Town Temecula. The Hotel Temecula generously joins the Merc and the Truax Building locations for Temecula’s monthly Art Crawl, hosting an eclectic array of artists exhibiting in a variety of media while visitors enjoy free live music and refreshments.
Attend the meet and greet reception for award-winning artists, father and daughter, Jack and Natasha Ragland, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Gallery at the Merc, 42051 Main Street, in Temecula.
The Raglands specialize in oil paintings that capture scenes of daily life, still life, animals and more. The artists look to draw viewers into their creations by sharing the passion they place in each piece. The exhibit will be available for viewing through Sunday, Aug. 27. Refreshments will be served, and music will be provided by The Valley Winds.
Directly across the street from the Merc, artists from the Temecula Valley Art League will be showcasing their multimedia pieces, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in an open juried art show contest in the yard of The Hotel Temecula, 42100 Main Street.
View over 20 artist submissions. An award ceremony for the winning pieces will take place at 6:45 p.m. The hotel will also display beautiful woodwork pieces by artist Jason Chacon. Live music and refreshments will be provided during the showing.
Lastly take a walk into the creative ambiance of the Truax Building for the final stop on the Art Crawl. The exhibition, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., features over 20 artists exhibiting in all media. The Truax Building Gallery is located at 41923 Second Street in Temecula.
Guitarist Bob Bozonelos will perform live music at the event. Delicious refreshments are always part of these free and culturally enriching experiences.
For more information, contact the city of Temecula Community Services Department at (951) 694-6480. Artists and artisans interested in exhibiting at “Art Off The Walls” or other galleries may contact the city of Temecula at (951) 694-6417.