The ambiance of Downtown Fullerton drew the community in with music, dance and art for Art Walk.
This month’s Art Walk marked the fourth anniversary in which the city of Fullerton has put on this event. Attendees from the Orange County area gathered in the Fullerton Museum Plaza to admire the different art forms on display.
“My favorite part of the Art Walk is the sense of community that you feel when you are walking around,” said Anaheim resident Sheri Guthery.
Entertainment for the night started with dancing by the Toyaacan Aztec Dance. The dancers used their knowledge of dance to present an atypical art form to the community.
Other art forms included paintings, sculptures and photography.
Artist Adam Watts has been attending Art Walk since January 2013 and finds this to be a different art viewing practice compared to his art gallery.
His experience at this event has changed from his previous endeavors.
“Coming from a musician background, art is so different. With music, you go and perform the music and that’s it. With this, it’s almost hypnotic. Right now I’m hanging out, the art is performing and I’m watching people look at the art,” said Watts. “It’s a strange experience. I don’t even have to be here, but I am and I’m watching people react to it. This is totally different. It’s really gratifying to watch people. I feel like a proud dad.”
A Fullerton city employee working Art Walk felt that this year had more of a Fullerton College presence. Some students and alum in attendance were viewers while others were there as the artists on display.
“All of us are artists in our own way,” said Samantha Jones, a student at FC who presented some of her work in the plaza.
The Fullerton Art Walk is held the first Friday of every month.