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Jim Guidry Commentaries
Harris County
City of La Porte
News Release
Monday, April 11, 2011

LA PORTE BUSINESS OWNERS TO HOST ART WALK BY THE BAY:
ARTISTS TO DISPLAY WORK FIRST FRIDAYS ON MAIN STREET

La Porte, Texas — The Main Street Business Alliance in La Porte, Texas is seeking artists to participate in a monthly Art Walk in the newly revitalized downtown La Porte.  The Art Walk by the Bay will be from 6 – 9 p.m. the first Friday of every month beginning May 6. The event will feature the works of local and regional artists displayed at six different businesses in Main Street district. Artists’ works will be displayed and for sale at the businesses throughout the following month. Information is online at www.artwalkbythebay.com.

The City of La Porte is providing support for the event, and the City staff who work with Main Street are excited about the Art Walk Plans. Economic Coordinator Stacey Osborne said that this is one more indication that the City’s revitalization efforts are paying off. “I get together with the Main Street business owners once a month at our Main Street Morning Brew coffees, and I’ve been so happy to see how they are all working together to make Main street a more viable, successful place to do business. We’re thrilled that the business owners have taken the initiative to make this Art Walk happen, and we fully support them in their efforts.”

For additional information about the Art Walk by the Bay, please call (281) 470-5017 or send an email to osbornes@laportetx.gov. Artists and patrons can also visit the website, www.artwalkbythebay.com.



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