218 Gallery is 'sew' into third Thursday

218 Co-op Gallery will be selling mermaid and octopus patches and sewing them on in-house during the Sept. 21 Third Thursday event downtown. All proceeds from the patches go to Harvey relief along the Texas coast. PHOTOS COURTESY OF 218 Co-op Gallery

Mermaid Week and the explosion of activity focused on the San Marcos River, is tapering off, but Downtown Association members and Third Thursday participants are happy to extend it for just a few more days.

218 Co-op gallery will be open with new work as well as one-of-a-kind mermaid, octopus and sweet sea dragon patches available and 218 Artist/Owner Carol Schwartz will be on hand with her trusty sewing machine to help folks add their patches to whatever garment they bring along.

In light of the ongoing disaster recovery from Hurricane Harvey, the co-op members have decided to donate all proceeds from patch sales to Harvey relief efforts. Have a boring old T-shirt? Bring it to the gallery on Sept. 21, pick the perfect patch and take home something completely unique – all while helping some folks along the Texas coast.

As always, the co-op gallery will be serving up some delicious snacks. This month they will even be mer-themed. There’s also a rumor floating around about a very unusual showing of the movie Yakona. If you haven’t seen this favorite local flick yet, it’s a must-see in this venue.

"I love the atmosphere downtown during Third Thursdays," 218 artist and owner Karen Cross said. "It reminds me of younger days where everyone came downtown for everything they needed."

The 12 artist/owners of the 218 Gallery are working hard to fill the space with great art, lively events and convivial community. The gallery is at 218 N. Guadalupe and regular hours are Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. The gallery can also be made available for private shopping engagements. For more information email contact@218coopgallery.com.

Third Thursday attendees browse the works of art inside 218 Co-op Gallery.


218 member artists and media:

• Margaret Adie: Found Object Sculpture, Silver Jewelry & Photography

• Peter Arcidiacono: Sculpture

• Jolea Arcidiacono: Sculpture

• Bonner Armbruster: Furniture

• Ruby Dale Austin: Textiles, Sculpture

• Karen Cross: Painting, Clothing, & Paper Sculpture

• Margaret Falletta: Ceramic Sculpture

• Michael Furrh: Sculpture

• Bridget Hauser: Ceramics

• Kevin Huffaker: Photography & Sculpture

• Diana Seidel: Ceramics

• Carol Schwartz: Ceramics

• Christine Terrell: Tin Jewelry, Encaustics

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