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Meet the People and business behind the downtown art walk

DowntownVictoria Art Walk is a growing community program

The Downtown Victoria Art 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 4 Successful Art Walks, we’ve grown to an average of 1500 attendees, 50+ Artists, and a growing list of 20+ downtown businesses collaborating with the art walk coordinators. 

Claire Sanetellana

Owner- Crossroads Art House
Claire has been teaching art since 2008 and continues to teach around the Crossroads in a variety of places including Crossroads Art House, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent, and the YMCA. She opened Jupiter Horizons Gallery along with her business partner Karissa Winters in March 2022 where local art is showcased and celebrated.
Claire has been helping artists showcase artwork at the VTX Art Walks since June 2021. 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.

Kristen Kopecky

Downtown Coordinator- Main Street Program
Kristen is a graduate of Texas A&M University-college Station where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences with an emphasis in Tourism Management. She joined the Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau in July of 2017 where she was responsible for managing all sales efforts, supporting all incoming groups and showcasing Victoria as the ultimate meetings and events Destination. Kristen recently joined the Victoria Main Street Program as their Downtown Coordinator in the fall of 2021. She loves the rich history the region has to offer and looks forward to continued revitalization efforts to maintain the commercial aesthetic viability of historic Downtown Victoria.

Kate Garcia

Director- Main Street Program
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