The banks of Potomac have turned into art galleries for the week.
The annual Potomac Village Art show, held in conjunction with the Potomac Day Celebration, features over 60 paintings and pieces of sculpture by 28 artists.
The work will be displayed in six Village banks and one real estate company through Oct. 31.
"I think it's very important for people in the Village to know these artists exist," said Anne Martinez, coordinator of this year's show. "People really enjoy seeing things about and by Potomac people."
Many members of Potomac Artists IN Touch contributed to the colors that will be displayed in the lobbies and front rooms of the Potomac companies. Potomac Artists IN Touch formed approximately a year and a half ago.
"The aim in the beginning was to try to do projects that would encourage the love of the arts in Potomac," said Martinez. "Our latest project was to put together a calendar. Projects have pushed us as artists to extend ourselves to do other things."
Although the 2002 Potomac Village Art Show will end five days after Potomac Day — to be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 — people can purchase the Potomac Artists in Touch 2003 Art Calendar to display for the next 14 months.
The calendar features 14 of the paintings displayed in the Village this week.
Call Anne Martinez at 301-299-6321 to purchase a calendar or learn more about Potomac Artists IN Touch.