Artist 2 Artist Showcase
Talented artists in the Bell County community come together for First Friday events each month to showcase and sell their incredible work.
Artist 2 Artist (A2A) was established in 2016 by JohnJohn Montelongo. He is a local photographer, paranormal explorer, storm chaser, and entrepreneur. He said he started this business with the single steadfast goal “to help local artists establish themselves in the art community.” This local art business is the first of its kind in the area to do art showcases that incorporate the celebration of Cinco de Mayo and Día de Los Muertos. This artistic community bands together to incorporate the culture into their art on those important days. Join them in the celebration of Día de Los Muertos on Oct. 29th from 5-9p by Temple City Hall.
Another great opportunity for local artists, provided by A2A, is the monthly events held in downtown Temple. On the first Friday of each month, skillful local artists get together to sell unique pieces of art.
This art ranges from paintings, handmade jewelry, ornaments, drawings, trinkets, handmade decorations, and so much more. These masterpieces make great gifts and keepsakes. You’re bound to see something new at each event.
One of the gifted artists, Jonathan Morales, loves being a part of the local art community. He frequently attends the A2A events as well as several other art events in the community.
Jonathan said A2A is a great source and a “way to get a jump start on selling art and meeting new art friends in the community.” He also, “enjoyed networking with other artists to find out about art events and new ways to improve on the small business aspect of it all.” Jonathan offers commission-based works of art as well as prints of his art. This exquisite phoenix is his most recent commission piece.
A2A is currently working towards preparing for the spooky season. The founder, JohnJohn, hosts paranormal tours throughout the year. The upcoming tours bring in the most attraction from all over the area, especially with All Hallows Eve and Día de Los Muertos just around the corner. These paranormal tours fall under JohnJohn’s other business, Dark Explorers Paranormal Team.
Find out more information about A2A on both Facebook and Instagram. Find more information about Dark Explorers Paranormal Team on Facebook.
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