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Photo Gallery | Villa Theatre mural to be dedicated during South Candler Art Walk

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- A new artistic vision for downtown Villa Rica is bringing back the Villa Theatre in all its 1960s-inspired glory.

The new Villa Theatre mural will be dedicated during this year's South Candler Art Walk on Saturday, Oct. 15. Measuring 137 feet by 28 feet, the mural depicts a movie theater filled with patrons, watching the biggest stars of yesteryear parade across the screen.

The mural runs the entire length of the Cinema Tavern. It was painted by Carrollton-based artist Alan Kuykendall.

Come see the mural and celebrate the artists who live and work in west Georgia during the South Candler Art Walk, which will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thirteen local creative spirits will display their work for viewing and purchase:

* Janna Columbus -- acrylics
* Mary Cunningham -- artist and children's author
* Jesse Duke -- carvings and paintings
* Elizabeth Henry -- folk art
* Rodney Jackson -- charcoal pencil
* Sally Story Jones -- all mediums
* Alan Kuykendall -- all mediums
* Marcella Kuykendall -- all mediums
* Kathy and Carl Poucher -- welding, metals and oils
* Mary Rogers -- Southwest oils
* Noel Stewart -- raku pottery
* Charlsie Sprewell -- watercolors

There will also be plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy, including sidewalk chalk, music, festival food and a scarecrow contest. Young artists from elementary schools in Carroll and Douglas counties will also display their work.

The South Candler Art Walk will take place on South Candler Street in downtown Villa Rica. The Cinema Tavern is located at 200 West Montgomery Street.

For more information about the event, contact Chad Sadorf with the Villa Rica Downtown Development Authority at 770-820-8684.

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