Auburn Art Walk in the Park, Thursday, July 11, 2019

Welcome to the third Auburn Art Walk of 2019! Second Thursdays, May through September

Ready for something different? The third Auburn Art Walk of 2019 is coming up, and this one is in the oak-shaded School Park Preserve and Auburn City Hall! Picnics encouraged for this FREE family fun event.

School Park Preserve is at 55 College Way, right behind Auburn City Hall at 1225 Lincoln Way.

Artists will be showing and demonstrating their work throughout the park, featuring Juan Peña and his students doing Plein Air painting in the School Park Community Garden.

Community drumming circle... Family fun kids zone... Chalk art... Photo Safari... Ernest Hemingway show in City Hall... and more!

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Where is School Park Preserve, and where can I park?

Juan Peña and Students

Long revered as one of Auburn's top landscape watercolor painters and teachers, Juan Peña will be painting Plein Air in the gardens of the park, joined by a large coalition of his past and present students.

Some of Juan's work:

Donna Morello

Donna Morello has always been a creator, and has recently been working in collage, creating irreverent juxtapositions of layers from different sources, making the viewer look twice (or more!) to absorb the message underneath.

Donna will have tools and materials available for hands-on collage, so be ready to be creative!

Chris Magisano

Chris Magisano is a creator of fine crafted jewelry, handmade in sterling silver, stones, and sometimes a smidgen of copper.

She is "some strange hybrid of abstract-industrial and natural-realistic... the freakish offspring of city cat and country dog... the explosion you get when you mix passion and logic."

Katy Fries

Katy Fries is a creator in many media, recently finding focus in large public mosaic murals and ceramics. As lead artist for the Sierra to the Sea mural in the School Park Community Garden, she involved over a thousand local youth and adults in the creation of tiles, and layout and installation of the 800 square foot mural. In her role as ceramics teacher at Placer High School, she recently worked with her students to create tiles installed as new pedestal for the Hillmen sculpture on campus.

At Art Walk in the Park, Katy will be inviting guests to help her chalk-up a proposed mural on the concrete wall at the School Park Preserve parking lot on College Way.

Ernest Hemingway collection of Cathy MacHold

Cathy MacHold is the Auburn-based author of Writing with Hemingway, A Writer’s Exercise Book, and a scholar of all things Ernest.

She recently obtained a collection of magnificent large-format photos of Hemingway, and, in honor of his 120th birthday year, has provided them along with fascinating biographical panels to the Arts Commission for display in the City Hall Gallery. This is a show not to be missed, and the gallery will be open for Art Walk in the Park.

Brian Fries

Brian Fries is a ceramic artist, mosaic muralist, and photographer with a passion for chasing down and photographing insects in the garden

At Art Walk in the Park, Brian will be guiding anyone with a camera (i.e. smart phone) to join him in a mini-safari capturing images of flowers and bugs in the Community Garden and City Hall Pollinator Garden.

Eric Chun

Eric Chun will be bringing his instruments and enthusiasm to the park to lead a Community Drumming Circle for all to join in on.

Kids Play Area

Art Walk in the Park will feature a kids play area with corn hole, hula hoops, a splash zone and more!