To the editor:

I would like to thank the Newman Chamber of Commerce, City of Newman, Newman Girl Scouts, Newman Lions Club, Newman Historical Society, West Side Theatre Foundation, West Side Players, and all of our amazing local businesses that participated in the Downtown Newman Art Walk on Saturday, March 14.

Fourteen artists and locations provided for a wonderful community event. Although low-key and subdued, social distancing and healthy habits allowed for some safe and artistic distraction from the unfolding current events. Titus Fluellen and Desiree Munoz each won in the art walk passport drawing. Munoz won an 8x10 print from artist David W Ebel. Each winner took home gift certificates to the West Side Theatre that include a pre-show dinner for four with a featured artist and tickets to the show. The art walk committee looks forward to planning our next event!