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Artist Pamela O’Neil ready to give demonstrations at Alpena’s Art Walk

ALPENA, Mich — If you want to get out and enjoy Alpena’s art scene, now may be the perfect time, before winter sets in. The last art walk of the season is coming up this Friday, September 27.

Art galleries in downtown are extending their hours later into the evening for those who may not have time to stop by during regular hours. This weekend, artist Pamela O’Neil will demonstrate some of her work. She says art has more of an impact on the soul than people realize.

“I have taught classes on color, I’ve taught art for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. It really is a proven fact that it affects your psyche.”

This is also one of the last times of the year to experience all downtown has to offer without the inconvenience of snow and cold temperatures. O’Neil says it’s a great time for everyone to come out.

“People will go out to eat or have a few drinks and then they come in, and it’s just a fun evening. There’s music. You know, and you either have music or art in your soul. Most people do.”

Galleries that will participate in the walk include Forty–Five North, My Glass Wings, Studio Rubedo, and Thunder Bay Arts Council. Art in the Loft will be closed for the last art walk of this season.