Main Street Texarkana’s monthly live art event to bring music, entertainment to downtown district

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TEXARKANA — Main Street Texarkana’s monthly display of art and entertainment will take place this Friday.

Downtown Live brings artists from around the Ark-La-Tex to line Broad Street with live art displays, music and food for all ages.

“Artists will line the historic street to create unique art pieces while you watch,” a release from Main Street Texarkana states. “Meet the artists; enjoy live music and art; do some shopping; and stop at one of the many locally-owned downtown restaurants for a fabulous meal.”

The event is family-friendly and free to the public.

“Main Street has the privilege of working with our spectacular local galleries and artists to bring a wide variety of live entertainment to downtown Texarkana,” past president of Main Street Texarkana James Bright said. “We love Downtown Live, and what it means to the community. It’s exciting to see folks from all over the Ark-La-Tex come to our Entertainment District for a unique blend of art and showmanship.”

Downtown Live takes place every second Friday of the month and features area artists who create a variety of work while the public watches. Area musicians play street-side, and there are a dozen restaurants open in the district.

This Friday, there will be live canvas painting at Crystal Moon Metaphysical Boutique and live music at the 1894 Gallery. Musicians Piso Mojado and Nicci McCarty are two of the many musicians who will be performing. In addition to live art and music, Broad Street retail shops will stay open late for the public.

“We have many great shops and restaurants and boutiques on Broad Street,” Main Street Executive Director Ina McDowell said. “Texarkana is so lucky to have such a vibrant and growing downtown. Downtown Live is a great opportunity to celebrate Texarkana’s history and culture.”

Downtown Live is a monthly free event on Broad Street, one of the oldest streets established in historic downtown Texarkana. There is ample parking nearby, as well as dozens of restaurants, shops and boutiques located in Texarkana’s most historic buildings. Visitors can join the fun beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information, call Main Street Texarkana at 903-278-6441 or visit MainStreetTexarkana.org.

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