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Art Walk Set For Friday Evening

Catch some great artwork right in your backyard this weekend.

It’s the second Friday of the month, so get ready for Bethesda Art Walk from 6-9 p.m.

Downtown Bethesda art galleries will stay open late and showcase the work of local, national and international artists. You can walk to the galleries, or hop on the free Bethesda Circulator.

Artforms include painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

This evening also will mark the opening reception for the Trawick Prize exhibition at which is happening in conjunction with Art Walk. The work of the competition's finalists will be on display.

The Trawick Prize, a juried contemporary art competition established in 2003 by Bethesda community activist and philanthropist Carol Trawick, has awarded more than $126,000 and has exhibited the work of more than 100 visual artists since its inception.

This year's winners, artist Lillian Bayley Hoover of Baltimore; David D’Orio of Mt. Ranier; Dean Kessmann of Washington, DC; and best "Young Artist,"  Hannah Walsh of Richmond, VA, were awarded a total of $14,000 in prize money.

For more information on participating galleries, visit the Bethesda Urban Partnership's website.

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