BRIGANTINE — About 20 Atlantic County artists set up in the city Sunday afternoon with their work on display to give a sneak peek of what’s to come this summer.
At The Cove Restaurant in Brigantine, people flooded in and out of the indoor Brigantine Art Walk to browse or buy what was on display, such as homemade jewelry, watercolor paintings and photography.
The 20 artists Sunday were only a fraction of what will be at the second annual Brigantine Art Walk taking place all summer.
“We’re constantly growing with new artists all over Atlantic County,” said event founder Connie Pyatt, a photographer who lives in Brigantine.
The Art Walk is a grassroots effort to get a group of artists together to showcase original art to Brigantine and give back, she said.
The Brigantine Art Walk launched in summer 2016 to bring local art and talent to the community while supporting charities. It serves the artists and the community, Pyatt said.
The summerlong event will take place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day at Hanemen Park. Donations will be sent to a different local charity each day, she said.
A representative of the charities will attend every Saturday. They include the South Jersey Cancer Fund, the Boys & Girls Club and the Covenant House.
Each week of the Art Walk, the artists will donate a percentage of the art sales to the organization for that day.
Even if the Art Walk just gives people a place to show their work to the public, it’s worth it, Pyatt said.