Five artists will be featured this week during the First Friday Art Walk...
The artists of Tower Galleries & Studios recently moved onto the fifth floor of the Masonic Temple on 4th Street. Marilyn Knell is one of the artists. She focuses on animals, and said her inspiration came easily.
"My husband and I took a trip to Africa a few years ago, and I've been painting African animals ever since. Just their plight, you know, that they are endangered."
Knell said each artist in the studio works with different mediums. Artist Lisa Lorraine creates wearable art, while James Warren focuses on wood carvings.
"Linda Ragula, for example, focuses on women's issues, a lot of women's issues. A lot of her childhood growing up in the mountains. And lately, she's been doing covers for her books. She's written like 9 books."
The art walk will take place Friday, May 4th from 5 to 8pm.