Cheryl Keefer

Artist Cheryl Keefer finishes a painting while visitors browse the galleries of the RAD during a Second Saturday event.

Second Saturday returns to the River Arts District, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 12, with galleries swingin’ open their doors to welcome visitors for a day filled with art, adventure and entertainment.

There are more than 200 artists in the 22 buildings throughout the district. Many of them open during this monthly event to describe or show their techniques and share their inspirations. Meander the mile-long district and discover workshops, live music, wine tastings and more.

Riverside Studios — 174 W. Haywood St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Riverside Studios is showcasing new works by six artists: Brit J.Oie, Nat Dickinson, Sara Moser, Patricia Cotterill and Lorraine Plaxico. Doors are open and visitors are welcome.

Trackside Studios — 375 Depot St., 3-10 p.m.

The Magnetic Theatre One Act Play Festival runs June 11-13

Presented over the course of one weekend at various outdoor locations throughout our River Arts District, these dozen plays have been painstakingly selected from over 500 submissions from all over the world. Each play comes from a different playwright, and each is brought to life by a different director and cast, illustrating the remarkable creativity, versatility and resilience.

Trackside Studios — 375 Depot St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artist Paige Houghton will be painting on large window panels discussing how she creates pieces that look like stained glass and the variety of loose, natural fibers used. Trackside has impeccable COVID safety precautions in place so visitors can fully enjoy the art.

Wedge — 115 Roberts St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contemporary Americana painter Philip DeAngelo will be painting in the front window, starting at 10:30 a.m. Come visit with us and watch him create!

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