Solanoir Street Festival
Thirteen internationally renowned street artists will transform two dozen buildings in the East Crossroads into a “street art hub similar to Wynwood (in Miami) and Bushwick (Brooklyn),” according to the Solanoir Street Festival press release. Beginning Aug. 4, a series of events — from art shows to musical performances, fashion events to political activism — will take place leading up to the total solar eclipse festival the week of Aug. 17-21. See Solanoir.com for full schedule and locations of events.
Mid-America Arts Alliance
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ExhibitsUSA’s “American Farmer” kicks off a five-year national tour at Mid-America Arts Alliance. This exhibition previews work from photographer Paul Mobley’s book “American Farmer: Portraits from the Heartland.” Each portrait is paired with a statement from the farmer and is “a moving glimpse into the hardships and joys of a quickly disappearing way of life — one that once defined our national identity and now struggles to remain vital,” according to the press release. This exhibition will be on display only on First Friday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. 2018 Baltimore.
Jones Gallery presents “Real Deal Artist,” which runs through Aug. 25. Art director Bonnye Brown will be hosting a group show of eight graduating high school artists she has been mentoring and teaching for six years. Brown says she wanted to prepare talented young artists for high-level art courses as well as life in the professional art world. The students have graduated and will be majoring in a variety of art specialties. This show is a tribute to those mentoring years. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. First Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, except Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1717 Walnut.
“She & Her,” a body of works by Teresa Magel, opens on Aug. 4 at Hilliard Gallery and runs through Sept. 29. The exhibition showcases Magel’s older work next to her new work in order to show the metamorphosis she has undergone as an artist. The exhibit shows how she’s moved from mostly acrylics to oils; from soft and innocent to fierce and bold. She will include her signature “flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies and especially hummingbirds — employed for their delicate fragility,” she wrote in her artist’s statement. 6-9 p.m. First Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1820 McGee.
Main Street Gallery is now showing “New Works” by Maggie Dallmeyer Hopper and all new work by Smitha George. The gallery calls Dallmeyer Hopper’s work “thoughtful and detailed abstracts,” and they’ve been shown in galleries around Missouri and the Carolinas. George’s paintings are “bold, colorful representations of everyday images in nature.” Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Regular hours 11 a.m.-midnight daily. 1620 Main St., second floor above Anton’s restaurant.