Gift Gallery: Dogwood Art Council Hosts December Art Walk Saturday | New

Art lovers looking for the perfect gift will have an array of unique finds to choose from this Saturday on the Dogwood Art Council Art Walk in downtown Palestine.

From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., art lovers, Christmas shoppers and visitors can stroll through the city center, visit local shops, admire beautiful sculptures, paintings, various artistic mediums and meet the artists from various businesses in Main Street, Oak Street and Crawford Street.

“You will find the most exquisite and unique gifts on display by our featured artists and at our local businesses,” said Celia Campbell Polster, Executive Director of the Dogwood Art Council. “I encourage everyone to go out and enjoy a day of shopping in downtown Palestine.”






A native of Palestine, Stacy Richardson, who will also be featured on the patio at Wells Creek, painted the swan portrait above.




A native of Palestine, Stacy Richardson will be one of the featured artists on the December Art Walk.

Richardson has loved art since he was a child. A multimedia artist, she began her professional artistic career as an art project coordinator and graphic designer at Tyler Junior College, where she obtained her associate degree.

“My art appeals to my aesthetic at the time of creation,” said Richardson. “I don’t try to interpret it for other people, I like to hear what they think about what I have created.”

After college, she developed a large following for her digital work in the central Texas area.

In 2019, Richardson returned to Palestine to operate Pen Brush Mouse Creations, a design and art studio specializing in graphics, the web, promotion design, and face painting for parties and events.

Richardson lost several of his original artwork in a house fire last year and is working to rebuild his collection.

She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in Graphic Design and Media Art.

Richardson and his daughters, also an artist, will showcase their art on the Cream & Coffee Patio in Wells Creek this Saturday.

Texas jeweler Cheryl Whitney-Huebner will also be back at Wells Creek Crossing on Saturday.

Whitney-Huebner creates unique pieces that are wearable art. Its collections include a range of intricately patterned metal rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cuffs and beautiful gemstones.

Artist David Tripp will be featured in the Redlands Gallery and will be on hand to greet clients and highlight his special framed editions of Polar Express.

Art Walk accommodation companies include, The Gallery at the Redlands, The Redlands Hotel, Palestine Farmer’s Market, Bloodlines Tattoo, Home Grill Steakhouse, JR Lonestar Glasswork, Sheerz and Beerz, Crimson Room, The Co-Ed Shop, Old Magnolia Mercantile , Charles Dicken’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts, The Barnyard Boutique & The Cool Cow Creamery, Old Town Vintage, Pint and Barrel, Wells Creek Antiques & The Cream and Coffee Patio in Wells Creek.

Art Walk is presented by the Dogwood Art Council, whose motto is “Art Happens in Palestine”.

The Dogwood Art Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting talented artists and art collectives, as well as socially engaging communities in East Texas to create appreciation and education in all forms of fine and performing arts.

A t-shirt supporting the Dogwood Art Council is available at The Co-Ed Shop.

For more information on the Art Walk or the Dogwood Art Council, log onto their Facebook page: m.facebook.com/dogwoodartscouncil.

Norma D. Ross