Downtown Tyler's art scene is spreading into the suburbs. DTAC or the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition has become active in city events hosting Art Walks and the highly popular 6x6 event, which has sparked a new trend in Tyler, Painting Parties.

Mandee Montana

I attended a party Friday night with some really interesting and talented women who all gathered at one house to have fun and paint a common picture. Businesses have opened in both Tyler and Longview with the same idea in mind. Bring some snacks and your favorite beverage, and they will teach you how to paint a picture.

Friday night we all attempted to paint a peacock. We were given basic instruction and offered help when needed from our organizer.

 And our completed peacocks:

Courtesy of Mandee Montana