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Argenta ArtWalk has much in store for tonight's 5-8 p.m. event. Two new galleries, and the second Argenta ArtWalk events for two new-ish galleries. A new exhibit at Greg Thompson Fine Art. Artists' booths ("Art in Unexpected Places").
Doug Gorrell opens the Gorrell Gallery of Fine Art, on the second floor of the First Presbyterian Church at 4th and Maple. The gallery will feature work by emerging and established artists, both locally and regionally. Regular hours will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and noon-4 p.m. Sat.
Starving Artist Studio at 108 Fourth St. will feature paintings by Doug Norton and Mike Spain and photography by John Watson, and will be open until 10 p.m. tonight.
The Paint Box Gallery at 521 Main St. is holding is Holiday Open House tonight, with hot cider, cookies, "stuff covered in chocolate," fudge, candies and Arkansas wines. New paintings by Jan Ironside and Robin Miller-Bookhout will be on exhibit.
Thea Foundation at 401 Main St. continues its exhibitions, "Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist's Journey," colored-pencil drawings by Linda Palmer, and the "Hunsicker Memorial Show," work by the late Luke Hunsicker.
Art Connection, the newly created after-school and summer visual arts work program for teen-agers, will debut its gallery at 204 E. Fourth St. tonight and staff will be on hand from 5:30-7:30 p.m.