Local artists sought for Temecula Art Walk event in Old Town Temecula March 2-3

Former Fallbrook resident and Metalography owner Melissa Forster is looking for Fallbrook/Bonsall area artists that are interested in taking part in an art festival next month in Old Town Temecula. Forster says they are looking for artists in all mediums, including paint, sculpting, glassblowing, pottery, and other creative fields.

Metalography received permission from the City of Temecula last November to host four Temecula Art Walk events in Old Town Temecula on their property located at 28677 Front Street in Old Town. The next event is scheduled to be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat.-Sun., March 2-3. In the tradition of long time art festivals such as the Laguna Beach events, any submitted artwork for the Temecula Art Walk will be selected by a juried panel. Artist applications and artwork must be submitted before Feb. 22.

Metalography combines digital image technology and aluminum, the infusion of artwork and photographs onto lightweight sheets of the earth’s thirteenth element has given printing a long lasting leap forward in the 21st century, according to the owners of Metalography. Metalography, which opened a mostly client-only-based business two years ago and just recently expanded with a street-level retail gallery.

In addition to the displays of photography and artwork printed by the company for various photographers, the gallery also presents unique works by individual artists in other mediums all year long. Classes in photography are also available at present, and Forster plans to install a designated area in the gallery where artists can demonstrate their art making.

“There are so many wonderful artists in this area, but getting regular venues for them to display their work continues to be a challenge, especially during the past few years,” said Forster. “We want to change that, and strengthen the connection between art and community.”

“Our vision of what role we can have in bringing more art into the community is expanding all the time,” Forster said. “We’re really inspired by art events like the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival in which artisans are able to explain how they create their art, and we would love to see those kind of art festivals happen here.”

For more information, contact Metalography at 951-695-2808.

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