ZAAP Art Gallery Recognizes Featured Artist of the Month

by Dana Zimmer on November 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

The ZAAP Art Gallery is getting ready for this month’s art walk.

The walk will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday and featured artist of the month, Mike Smith will be displaying some of his own favorite pieces at the ZAAP Art Gallery in downtown Zanesville. Smith explains how his first art walk sparked his interest and inspired him to create his pieces.

"I went to my first art walk, as said almost three years ago, January of 2012 with some neighbors. We were really impressed by the talent and the work that we saw, and we kind of challenged each other to come with some art on our own and that got me started."

Smith says that this was a long time coming but he is honored to show his work.

"There’s a lot to do to get ready and hope that you’ve done everything that you’re supposed to, but yeah it’s very exciting. Besides being a new member just being involved in this as featured artist, there’s a little more interest then there normally would be in somebody and so yeah it’s a great opportunity for me because I got to meet a lot of really great people."

A local jazz band will also be entertaining at the ZAAP Gallery tomorrow night.