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This week’s 3rd Thursday Downtown Walkabout activities at the Price Center will include the Opening Reception from 6 – 8 p.m. for a new solo art show in the Main Parlor, by Joanna Burch, a local artist who paints in oils on porcelain and traditional canvas as well in watercolor and pastels. The event is free, open to all, and light refreshments will be served.

Guests to the Center this Thursday evening will have the opportunity to meet Burch while enjoying light refreshments. In addition, the current Watercolor show featuring the works of Carroll Dolezal hanging in the Tea Room and 8 Quilts and more than a dozen painted porcelain works on display in the Center’s main and upstairs halls.

The new solo show pulls from Burch’s extensive art background ranging from teaching after school classes to children, to directing and educating various artist leagues and groups. Burch has acquired a following of collectors over the years, and is a contributing writer to several magazines.

Burch’s works include watercolors, pastels, oils, and porcelain. Each of the works is available for sale and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Price Center, a non-profit community center operated by the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association.

Other downtown San Marcos businesses slated to participate in the Feb. 16 Walkabout include the following. Be sure to look for the big green dot on Feb. 16 to confirm participating locations. AquaBrew - 150 S LBJ Dr.; Bad Boy Books – 232 N LBJ Dr.; The Bloom Bar - 123 S LBJ Dr.; Cardinal Frame - 117 N Guadalupe St.; Christie's Jewelers - 208 N LBJ Dr.; CraftHouse Kitchen & Tap - 242 N LBJ Dr.; Dahlia Woods Gallery – 232 N LBJ Dr.; Gil’s Broiler 328 - N. LBJ Dr.; Hill Country Humidor – 122 N LBJ Dr.; Junk in the Trunk - 202 N LBJ Dr.; KnDs Resale - 312 N LBJ Dr.; Kurtman Company- 214 N LBJ Dr.; Louie's Oyster House - 119 E Hutchison St.; Paper Bear - 218 N LBJ Dr.; Pinkys Wine Bar – 232 N LBJ Dr.; Price Center & Tea Room - 222 W San Antonio St.; Rhea's Ice Cream - 318 N LBJ Dr.; Root Cellar Bakery - 142 N LBJ Dr.; Saints and Sinners - 221 N Guadalupe St.; Sean Patrick’s/Hays County Outfitters – 202 E San Antonio St.; Studio 218 – 218 N Guadalupe St.; The HUB Bicycle Shop – 119 E Hopkins St.; Vagabond Vintage - 320 N LBJ Dr.; Ventana Salon – 202 N LBJ Dr.

For more information about the Walkabout activities, the current solo art show, or to submit art to be considered for a future exhibit, please stop by the Price Center, at 222 W. San Antonio St. Mon. – Fri., 9-5 p.m., or call 512-392-2900.

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