Lake Martin Living’s inaugural art walk on Oct. 5 will feature art and photography displays throughout downtown Alexander City. With Main Street Alexander City as the presenting sponsor, downtown will come alive to create a fun-filled day for the whole family with business participation, live music, tastings and special sales and promotions.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the event, art will exhibited the streets and alleys and be on display at Ocie & Belle’s, Fermenter’s Market, Coffee Corner, Lake Martin Pizza Co. and Emporium Wine. Participants are encouraged to visit each location to browse the entire selection of submitted works.

There will be a brochure available with a listing of all art work and a map (below) of exhibit and voting locations.

Attendees can then play a part in the day by placing People’s Choice votes at one of the participating locations – including Maker’s Market, Cloud Nine, Half Moon Market & Interiors/Carlisle’s, Merle Norman Cosmetics Store, Downtown Girl and Frohsin’s Clothier. By making a donation, people can vote for their favorite pieces. All proceeds from voting will go toward Alexander City Theatre II’s building fund.

The festivities will continue at 5 p.m. at the United Way Conference Room with awards, door prizes, complimentary refreshments from local eateries and complimentary wine served by Emporium Wine. This event is open to the public. 

There is only about a week left to submit artwork to TPI, 548 Cherokee Rd. in Alexander City. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Sept. 20. Entry fees are $15, with a maximum of five entries per person. The artist’s name and contact information must be clearly marked on the back of the piece, and each submission must be ready to hang or be submitted with an easel for display.

For more details on the contest, see the ad on page 43.

In addition, the contest’s history and growth will be showcased in an upcoming video that will be produced by TPI Digital. Visit or visit Lake Martin Living’s Facebook page for information. For questions, contact Amy Passaretti or Betsy Iler at or 256-234-4281.