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Boys & Girls Club pieces featured in ArtWalk

The Columbia Center Rotary will feature the Pacific Fine Arts Exhibit for Boys and Girls Club at the next monthly ArtWalk in downtown Kennewick.

The 37 pieces of art in the show were created by Boys and Girls Club members from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Idaho and Utah.

The ArtWalk is from 5 to 8 p.m. March 4. There's no fee to walk through the studios, and some venues will have refreshments.

"This is the first time the (Boys and Girls Club exhibition) has been hosted in Washington state," said Kennewick artist Laura Gable. "The event demonstrates how the Boys and Girls Club enriches the lives of children."

Most of the featured artworks will be on display at Music & Arts Center at 20 N. Benton St. Other pieces will be scattered throughout the participating studios. The studios include Splash, 11 S. Dayton St.; Laura Gable Studio, 17 N. Auburn St.; Edward D. Jones, 16 W. Kennewick Ave.; You & I Framing and Studio, 214 W. First Ave.; Kennewick Coffee Co., 101 W. Kennewick Ave.; House of Style, 123 W. First Ave.; Essence Photography, 7 N. Cascade St.; Hoops Body Art, 115 W. Kennewick Ave.; Fantome Glass, 120 W. First Ave.; Gallery at 7, 7 S. Benton St.

Other businesses taking part in the downtown Kennewick ArtWalk are T & L Office Supply, 203 W. Kennewick Ave., Muse Salon, 6 N. Dayton St., Roxie Theatre Antiques & Riverhouse, 101 W. Kennewick Ave., Zinful Panini Grill & Wine Bar, 114 W. Kennewick Ave.

Another new addition to the ArtWalk in March will be the Art-A-Day Bloggers Show at 17 N. Auburn St.

The show was created by Kennewick artist Bobi Wilson as a way to keep the challenge of creativity fresh and spontaneous.

"I started Art-A-Day last year as a personal challenge to show up everyday in January and make art without any demands, expectations or reasons," Wilson said. "I just show up and see what happens."

Other artists eventually joined in and it became a powerful artistic experience as well as loads of fun, she added. Their creations are on display in the studio.

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