Organizers of Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 project are inviting the public to participate in creating at least 1,000 6” x 6” works of art that will be displayed and revealed during the fundraising exhibit on June 6 at 6 p.m.

This annual event won the 2013 Best Promotional Event award from the Texas Downtown Association.

The 6x6@110 Committee is holding public painting parties at several locations throughout the next few weeks to gain as much public participation as possible. The first painting party will be held at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Locations for other parties hosted at area businesses will be announced soon.

“We invite artists and members of the public to join us at these parties to create canvases that will be sold for $20 each to help raise funds towards the operation of Gallery Main Street and its arts programming,” said City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell.

Abell noted that, though the parties are primarily geared toward adults, those under 18 may participate with one canvas each.

“Though we are a City of Tyler department, we have to fundraise a good portion of our operational budget,” said Abell. “We feel 6x6@110 is an excellent way to engage artists and the public in that mission while furthering the arts Downtown.”

Those who would like to participate in a painting party should call Gallery Main Street at 903-593-6905 to reserve a spot. There is no cost to participate in the painting parties or the 6x6 project.

For more information on this and upcoming projects, please go to, call 903-593-6905 or visit the Downtown Tyler Facebook Page.

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