At the art market

The colorful “Last of the American Girls” is a painting by David Pech, an artist who regularly sells his work at the Greenville Art Market. The next Greenville Art Market will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, at the Texan Theater at 2712 Lee St.

Local artists will be selling some of their work at the Greenville Art Market on Saturday, Feb. 15. The art event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of the Texan Theater at 2712 Lee St.

There is no vendor fee to sell original artwork at the event, and those who wish to participate need to contact Greenville Art League President Allen Weekley via email at, and provide a brief description of the items they will be selling and if they would prefer to display their work inside in the lobby or outside in the courtyard.

Those who choose to sell their work in the lobby will have a table, chair and table cloth provided, but those who sell their items outside will need to provide everything they need for their exhibit.

“We’ve been having the Art Market at the Texan for about six months now, and it’s been great with them providing the space and tables and tablecloths,” Weekley said. “It’s made it a lot easier to be a vendor than it normally is.

“We’ve had between four and 20 artists participate in the market, and we usually get a good mix of paintings, glass art and jewelry, fine art photography and other things,” Weekley added.

Artist’s who have participated in the Greenville Art Market in the past have sold work in several different mediums, including: acrylic, watercolor, or oil paintings on canvass or paper; ink drawings; mixed-media art; handmade jewelry; decorated T-shirts and jerseys; decorative wooden crosses; fused glass jewelry, dishes and other items; large fine art photographs; ink prints and etchings; and hand-forged ironwork.

The Texan Theater will be open for the artists to set up at 9:30 a.m. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event in the Lobby Cafe.

Travis Hairgrove is a news reporter and features writer at the Herald-Banner and covers city government for many municipalities in Hunt County. To reach him outside of business hours, email

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