The three downtown art galleries will open their doors once again to eager art lovers tonight for the December First Friday Art Walk.
Visitors to Art Space Vincennes, 521 Main St., will have their last opportunity to view the paintings of Vincennes native and artist Barbara Stahl.
A graduate of Lincoln High School, Stahl now owns a company in Indianapolis that does both commercial and public murals. She is perhaps best known in Indianapolis for painting the NBA Pacers' schedule on the side of the Baker's Life Fieldhouse each year.
This show, "Coming Home," is a collection of her fine art, all of it inspired by her love of all things spiritual and science.
New this week, gallery owners Andy Jendrzejewski and Amy DeLap, retired Vincennes University art teachers, will be raffling off one of Stahl's paintings inspired by Gregg Park.
The drawing will be at 6 p.m. at the gallery, and proceeds from the raffle will go toward art supply scholarships for students at Lincoln High School.
Stahl, herself, got her start with such a grant.
Art Space first unveiled Stahl's collection during the September First Friday Art Walk, but they've rotated pieces in and out for shows in October, November and tonight.
Former Vincennes University art teacher Jim Pearson, too, will once again show some of his most recent digital photomontage prints in the front gallery of Art Space.
The Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main St., will again welcome visitors to their annual Christmas Members Shop. Brand new holiday and winter-themed art, craft work, jewelry, Christmas decorations and other items made by guild members will be on display and for sale.
There will also be a section for flower-themed art.
And the Open Gallery, 329 Main St., will once again host "Women's Work Two: Warming Body and Soul," a holiday, textile-themed exhibit featuring the work of two regional female artists.
The show features fiber creations by Dawn Murtaugh and handwoven scarves by Diane Street.
Street, a Brown County artist with more than 25 years of experience, brings "bodily warmth," to The Open Gallery, according to gallery co-owner Rebecca Mullen, with her colorful hand-woven chenille scarves.
And Murtaugh, an Evansville-based artist, creates fiber wall murals from a historical perspective.
Her work honors the way women once used materials like lace, buttons, blue jeans, leather, silks and even upholstery fabrics to bring beauty to their surroundings, Mullen said.
The Open Gallery Players will also once again be on hand to rouse festive spirits for the holiday season.
The three galleries will be open from 5-8 p.m.