Welcome to MaryvilleArtWalk.com
What is the Maryville Arts Coalition?
The Maryville Arts Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the aesthetic sensibility of our community through education, experience, and opportunities.
Founded in 2008 with the creation of the Last Friday Art Walk, it's goal is to provide, support and coordinate events that focus on the arts within the community, creating a positive and lasting influence that will grow with each generation. It is the hope of this organization to help support local artists as well as encourage new ones, by providing financial support through scholarship opportunities for students desiring to pursue a career in the arts.
What is Last Friday?
The Last Friday Art Walks is a recurring event to celebrate the arts on the last Friday of every month in Downtown Maryville. What's unique about it is that it's not just galleries participating. It's also businesses like bars, retail stores, restaurants, theaters, and coffee shops. Each participating business hosts a "featured artist," this includes all disciplines of art; visual arts, performance artists, actors, writers, dancers, musicians, etc. New artists and new art are required each month, which gives the community a new experience each time they come.