Local Artist to Put On “Neighborhood Quarantine Art Show”
By Alana Earle, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on May 22, 2020, May 22, 2020

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Professional and amateur artists in Arlington’s South Davis Neighborhood will display their paintings, photographs, sculpture and other creations in yards and driveways on Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a socially-distanced show.

The “Neighborhood Quarantine Art Show” is being hosted by Lucas Dooley, the owner of DW Fabrications and a resident of the South Davis Neighborhood, to lift the spirits of anyone interested in seeing some great art while being outside in the fresh air, again.
Dooley says that he was inspired to plan the art show because he was intending to have his own personal art show when a neighbor mentioned that they wanted to join in on displaying their art.

“So, then I figured, ‘Why not open it up to the whole neighborhood, or why not open it up to artists everywhere?’ So, I did, and we have people from all over the US and even overseas that have decided to participate,” Dooley says.

Participating artists are asked to display their work so that they can be visible from a passing car or someone walking down the sidewalk. Attendees are encouraged to refrain from touching the art so as to maintain a 6-foot distance. Dooley said that some friends in Germany are interested in submitting some artwork and it’s already been confirmed that there will be a livestream from Chicago of aerial acrobatics. Dooley lived in San Antonio for 10 years, so fellow artists from there will have their work featured along with many Arlington artists.

Dooley says that he hopes to inspire people with the art they will see, and that people will make genuine connections with each other through the event.

“Everybody needs something to look forward to or get excited about right now. Kids can be proud of what they create. Adults can perfect their skills or revisit lost talents. And families have another project to bond over,” he says.

With the response to his Facebook event so far, Dooley expects a good turnout. The art show is a free event, so anyone is welcome to get out of their house and come admire some really great art, Dooley says.

For more information on the event, please check out the Facebook event post.

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