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Over the weekend, Arts in the Sunset held its First Friday Art Walk of the new year, featuring local artists, music and food at the newly revamped space in Amarillo.

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Chuck Bailey, a local artist, sits with his artwork he named “Butch” at the First Friday Art Walk of the year at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

The innerworkings of the koi artwork can be seen during the First Friday Art Walk of the year over the weekend at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

The innerworkings of the koi artwork can be seen during the First Friday Art Walk of the year over the weekend at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

Chuck Bailey, a local artist, was putting his finishing touches on his metalwork sculpture of a koi fish named “Butch”. He worked on the sculpture for more than 18 months as a tribute to local artist Ann Crouch, who died in 2017. Bailey named the sculpture after Crouch’s only child, who died young. Crouch is credited for helping make the Amarillo Art Institute and Arts in the Sunset possible. The sculpture is designed with multiple art disciplines involving more than 1,400 handmade scales adorning the body of the koi. Parts of the sculpture allow the viewer to see all the different interworkings of the artwork.

amarillo-globe-news/e13c5ef5914e7954216fc91c7934be25″Abigail Squyres works on a painting outside of her studio at the First Friday Art Walk of the year at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

Abigail Squyres works on a painting outside of her studio at the First Friday Art Walk of the year at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

David Corbin sits with his rendition of Barbie on a Bullet inspired by a scene from the 1964 classic film "Dr. Strangelove" at the First Friday Art Walk of the year at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

David Corbin sits with his rendition of Barbie on a Bullet inspired by a scene from the 1964 classic film “Dr. Strangelove” at the First Friday Art Walk of the year at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

Vance McSwain works on a painting at his studio at the First Friday Art Walk of the year at Arts in the Sunset in Amarillo.

Vance McSwain works on a painting at his studio at the First Friday Art Walk of

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A local group of artists debuted their first exhibit while bouncing bass and percussion echoed, glasses were filled with wine and glowing black lights lit up the SL8 gallery Friday. 

When the gallery, located at 10 E University Ave., opened its doors at 7 p.m., a constant stream of people filed through the hall and the miniature cinema to see the art made by friends, classmates and strangers.

Local artist 444 IDK chose the artists who would be featured in the show.

The 23-year-old Gainesville resident began the collective to bring creatives together to help each other achieve their individual goals. 

Nobody can do it alone, he said. 

And he didn’t. One local artist, ZZZ Zawacki, runs her own art business and even helped him create the flier for the opening. 

The 24-year-old’s work mostly focuses on clothing, tapestries and acrylic paintings. 

While sipping a 2020 Cabernet, she said it took her 1,800 days to complete the pieces in this show and feels proud to have it displayed. 

“It’s finally being viewed by other people, and it feels wonderful being able to share my other side to my creativity within my business,” she said.

The main purpose of her work is informing people about psychedelics as alternative medicine. The collective gave her that platform.

“To have an open conversation about harm reduction and drug policies as well as what we can do to expand our consciousness and be more in tune with nature, that’s why I’m here,” she said.

Carly Klingbiel, a 22-year-old Gainesville resident, also joined the collective. She’s grateful to have a space for her art, she said. 

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Klingbiel’s work focuses on the exclusion of women throughout history and the divide

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