Step Right Up!! 9th Street Studios is at it again. The venue has had it’s doors open for a short 18 months, but in that time have produced some of the best art events the town has seen. The next one on the books is Saturday, April 28th for a circus themed show for Scottsdale Arizona artist, Mark McDowell. For the majority of Mark’s career, oil on canvas has been the primary medium, but in 2001 he redirected his artistic hand to drawing with colored pencil on Birchwood panels.
McDowell has had exhibits around the world in museums, art centers, and galleries, as well as highlighted in publications such as The New York Time, USA Today, and TIME Magazine. Much of his work sits in corporate and private collections, and that brings us to the upcoming 9th Street show. Mark has been producing a series of drawings for a collector in Edinburg Texas and has agreed to ship them, along with a related collection of pieces, to it’s new home via Wichita Falls. The new owner has agreed to allow this newest piece to be first displayed at 9th Street Studios for it’s opening reveal.
It typical 9th Street Studio fashion, you can expect more than just amazing art on the walls. The event will begin at 11am on Saturday and remain kid friendly until 4pm. All ages will enjoy a wide range of circus themed entertainment including clowns, juggling, face painting, cotton candy, hot dogs, and more. Then, after a brief intermission, the doors will reopen from 7-11 pm for more clowns, a fire breather, a raffle, beer and wine, and a message from the artist at 8pm. If you have been to a 9th Street Studios event then you know to expect a great time, if you haven’t then you need to see what you’ve been missing.
The entrance will be transformed into a “Big Top” entry to add to the experience. So on April 28, get out, and Step Right Up! The circus is coming to town at the corner of 9th and Travis.