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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted photo GALLERY WALK: Art on display during Gallery Walk for the month of September includes "Red Shutters of Lourmarin", above, by Bob Snider, at Gallery Central, 800 Central Ave.; an oil painting of Hot Springs National Park by Hot Springs National Park Resident Artist Melissa Bauer, at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, 626 Central Ave.; and "Bird Brains," by LaLa, at Alison Parsons Gallery, 802 Central Ave. Hot Springs Gallery Walk is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. Friday to showcase works of art created by local and visiting artists. - Photo by Submitted photo

The monthly Hot Springs Gallery Walk will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, showcasing works of art created by local and visiting artists.

Featured artists are often present to discuss their pieces, and guests will get the opportunity to see a wide range of fine art.

The free first Friday event and opening receptions are open to the public at the following galleries:

"Bird Brains" by LaLa

• Alison Parsons Gallery, 802 Central Ave. -- Alison Parsons Gallery will showcase "Wonders in LaLa Land," an exhibit of "whimsical art" by LaLa, formerly known as Lori Arnold, during the month of September. Visitors to the exhibit can meet the artist during Gallery Walk.

The gallery will also offer the artwork of three new artists, including paintings of heartfelt love stories by Polly Cook, of Texas, master oil paintings by Patrick Cunningham, and colorful photos of local landmarks by local photographer Jim Pafford. Mobiles by Gerald Lee Delavan, wire sculpture by Kevin "Treeman" Chrislip, new poster prints of Bathhouse Row by Alison Parsons are also offered.

The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and until 9 p.m. on Gallery Walk Fridays. Call the gallery at 655-0604 for more information.

• American Art Gallery, 724 Central Ave. -- The featured artist for American Art Gallery will be Jimmy Leach with his show "From Textured Realities to Abstract Expressions." He has shown work in the gallery for 23 years. The gallery artists will be Margaret Kipp and Bill Sorrells. Western reproductions will be available by Remington, Russell and Couse, as well as Southwest Jewelry, pottery and pine needle basket work by Valerie Hanks-Goetz. Thomas Kinkade's work will be available in Gallery II.

• Artists' Workshop Gallery, 610-A Central Ave. -- Artists Jan Briggs and Jim Reimer will be featured in September at the Artists' Workshop Gallery. Both artists will be present during Gallery Walk. Briggs creates works in oil, watercolor, pen and ink and miniatures. She also does oil painting on aluminum and her own style of pieced watercolor. Reimer paints a variety of subjects including landscapes, still life, portraits, sports scenes and seascapes.

The Artists' Workshop Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.

• Emergent Arts, 341-A Whittington Ave. -- Emergent Arts plans to start off its fall 2016 gallery season with "More Than Just a Pretty Face," an exhibit of narrative portrait photography with featured artist Robbie Brindley. The exhibit will open on Friday, with a Gallery Walk reception from 5-8 p.m. Many of the artists will be in attendance. The exhibit will be on display at the Circle Gallery, through Oct. 15.

The Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts is open noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Email or call 613-0352 for more information.

• The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, 626 Central Ave. -- The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs will feature the plein-air art exhibit "A Study of Light." The exhibit, which will run through Oct. 1, focuses on plein-air paintings that interpret light, shadow and subject in open air places. Artists Shirley Anderson, Daniel Mark Cassidy, Hugh Dunnahoe, Nancy Farrell, Bill Garrison, Gloria Garrison, Gabriela Hogue, Steve Hogue, June Lamoureux, Nita "OVE" LoRe, Nina Louton, Cynthia Schanink, Gary Simmons, Richard Stephens and Don Watson will have work included in the show.

Hot Springs National Park by Melissa Bauer

Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence Melissa Bauer will exhibit works she creates during her residency. She specializes in wild animals, plants, and landscapes using oil or watercolor. FAC artist members have brought in new work for the member salons. Nora Lawrence will be selling hand embellished ball masks as a fundraiser for Levi Hospital.

The gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment on Monday and Tuesday. Call the gallery at 624-0489 or email for more information.

• Gallery Central, 800 Central Ave. -- Gallery Central will exhibit the "Paintings of Provence" during the September Gallery Walk featuring artists Bob Snider and Holly Tilley. Their paintings are the scenes and memories of travels through Arles France during the Spring. The paintings feature the architecture, gardens and life in the Provence region.

Gallery Central will introduce Claude Lambert to the gallery. Lambert has been custom making and creating knives for more than 40 years and is an 18-year-member of the Arkansas Knifemakers Association and Two Rivers Blacksmith Association.

Sculptural artist, Wayne Summerhill will introduce new work to the gallery. Several artists from the gallery will be attending and discussing their work. Visitors can also sample wine Friday during Gallery Walk.

• Legacy Fine Art Gallery, 804 Central Ave. -- Legacy Fine Art will be open for September gallery walk. All are welcome to visit the renovated gallery, view the art and meet with some of the local artists.

• Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827-A Central Ave. -- The September exhibit for Justus Fine Art Gallery will showcase new work by textile artist Jennifer Libby Fay with selections from her recent solo exhibit "Tentative Resolve" at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. New painted paper on canvas "Striations" by Donnie Copeland will also be featured, along with work by Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus and other artists. The exhibit will open with a reception from 5-9 p.m. during the Hot Springs Gallery Walk. The show will be on display until Sept. 30.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays or by appointment and 5-9 p.m. on Gallery Walk Fridays. Call 321-2335 for more information.

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