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Ysabel Flores is the Featured Artist for August!

Reflections on Nature, Life, and Friendship – By Ysabel Flores I use art to reflect on life, telling stories in visual ways. This latest series was inspired by the experience I had with a close friend of mine, but I feel that it resonates with many other relationships as well. The paintings exhibit a trail we both travelled on last year in 2020. Her photos were taken in the summer and mine from the fall. It just so happened that the photographs we took were from the same spots at the roughly same angles. The only difference

was the times they were taken. It was this happy little coincidence that ultimately gave me a story to tell through paint. That story shows that we are each on this journey called life, and when the pathways intermittently cross, we often form deep connections to one another without even realizing it.

See more of Ysabel's art at Gallery on First or visit her at

Join us for Art & Jazz Night in Historic Downtown Sanford on Thursday August 19 from 6-9pm. Stroll the streets and visit some of the participating locations, all within a comfortable walking distance from one another. Guests are welcome to explore local businesses featuring art and live jazz! Beginning at 6:00 you can enjoy art and music at these local establishments: Deviant Wolfe Brewing featuring live jazz - 121 West 1st Street Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe featuring the Greg Parnell Jazz Band - 205 East 1st Street Jeanine Taylor Folk Art and Gallery on First - 211 E. 1st St Magpie's Modern General - 215 East 1st Street Reg Garner Gallery - 116 South Park Ave Sanford Information Center - 230 East 1st Street Shantell's 503 Sanford Ave Triple Goddess Treasures 500 Sanford Ave Tuffy's Bottle Shop Lounge - 200 Myrtle Ave Click here to view the Art and Jazz Night map.

Introduction to Watercolor - Cindy Sturla Cindy Sturla will be offering her very popular one day workshop; Introduction to Watercolor, to anyone who is thinking about trying watercolor. Or anyone who has been away from it for awhile and just wants to brush up on their skills. The workshop will be held Friday, Sept 3 from 10:30am - 4pm with a one hour break for lunch. Cindy will be covering basic watercolor techniques, color, and value control. By the of the day you will have a painting to take home with you. All materials are provided so you just have to come and have a fun day painting. The cost is $65. Please contact Cindy at to register. A $30 deposit will secure your spot.

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