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Meet the People and business behind the downtown art walk

vtxArt & Music Walk is a growing community program

The VTX Art  & Music Walk is a self-guided art experience of local galleries, artist studios, local businesses, and cultural events that started (originally in June 2021) along the Downtown and Main Street area in Victoria, TX. The VTX Art Walk will engage, educate, and inform attendees through connecting art lovers and enthusiasts to galleries, artists, and local businesses. The VTX Art Walk is a collaborative initiative between the Victoria Main Street Program, Crossroads Art House, and the Victoria Fine Arts Association. Downtown locations will exhibit local art along with the artists, a reception, and refreshments. Attendees will be able to enjoy live music, shopping, dining, and live dancing. On-site trolley shuttle services will take attendees to each venue, so they can take in all the incredible art without the hassle! This event occurs four times throughout the year as it is a quarterly event!

 

Recognition

At our first Downtown VTX Art Walk event in June 2021, over 16 local businesses and over 35 artists contributed to the success of the event. Additionally, the event drew the presence of 500 + attendees from around the Crossroads! 

After 12 Successful Art Walks, we’ve grown to an average of 1,500-5,000 attendees, 50+ Artists, and a growing list of 20+ downtown businesses collaborating with the art walk coordinators.

Claire Sanetellana

Owner- Crossroads Art House

Claire Santellana, an artist since childhood, has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape through her exceptional talent and dedication. Her accolades include numerous wins in art shows, notably the prestigious Best in Show title in the Adult Division of the 2024 Livestock Show. Since 2008, she has been imparting her expertise as an art educator, leaving an enduring impact on countless aspiring artists. With a diverse portfolio of teaching experiences at esteemed institutions like The Nave Museum, Manhattan Art Program, Young Rembrandts, Pikes Peak Library, Cottonwood Center for the Arts, and Ellie Poirrier Art Academy, Claire has become a cornerstone of the artistic community in the Crossroads region. Her collaborative efforts extend beyond traditional classrooms, as she has orchestrated engaging art events with Parks & Recreation in Victoria, TX, YMCA of the Golden Crescent, Children's Discovery Museum, Patti Welder Middle School, and more, fostering creativity and community engagement. At Crossroads Art House, she continues to inspire and nurture budding talents, offering classes in ceramics, drawing, and painting, further solidifying her legacy as both an artist and a mentor.

Claire has been helping artists showcase artwork at the VTX Art Walks since the first art walk in June 2021. She co-founded Jupiter Horizons Gallery and Viva Texas Film Festival in 2022. If you are interested in being a part of the art walk or have questions, please feel free to call/text her at 719-722-4115 or email vtxartwalk@gmail.com.
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