This Saturday night, August 8, is the second and final Oak Bluffs Arts District stroll of the summer. Among the many fine events and showings planned by the galleries and boutiques of Dukes County avenue is PikNik’s Urban Event, now in its second year.
“When I first conceived of a show entirely of urban paintings, I suppose it was self-motivated; I like to look at paintings of cities and those who inhabit them,” said PikNik proprietor Michael Hunter. “What I have gotten is way more than I could have ever imagined. The assignment is loose and the interpretations of what exactly ‘urban’ can mean has run wild in the minds of the artists involved.”
This year’s show has expanded to eleven artists, eight of whom are Islanders.
The opening will also feature music mixed live by D.J. Di, and The Art Cliff Diner’s Mobile Monster Truck will be on hand, selling city-style fare. The opening is from 4 to 7 p.m., and the works will remain on display at PikNik through August 26.