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Talk Art Walk through Johnson City galleries

Russ Whitlock (left), the superintendent of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park; artist Mary Bechtol; Susan Kirchman, owner of TASTE Wine+Art Gallery; and Staci Almager, a board member of the Friends of the LBJ National Historical Park, enjoy the Art Walk in Johnson City. Courtesy photo


JOHNSON CITY — Take in some culture — and burn off a few holiday calories — at the monthly Art Walk.

The event, which happens the last Saturday of each month, is 4-8 p.m. Dec. 27 at several art galleries along Nugent Avenue.

Those galleries are:

  • A Smith Gallery, 105 N. Nugent Ave. (
  • Lee Casbeer Studio, 104 N. Nugent Ave. (
  • TASTE Wine + Art Gallery, 213 N. Nugent Ave. (
  • Echo, 305 Main St. (

TASTE Wine + Art Gallery owner and Art Walk organizer Susan Kirchman said artists will be on hand to meet the visitors.

“(Art lovers will) see lots of interesting and diverse fine art,” she said, “… and enjoy the evolving artistic community.”

But the event is not limited to art — participants also can enjoy live music, food and beverages.

“This event is a fun a way to spend a Saturday evening,” Kirchman said. “Artistic communities seem to evolve in places where you’d least expect them.”