May 2, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst museums, galleries, shops and restaurants will be opening their doors to the Amherst Art Walk, formerly known as Amherst Gallery Walk,from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. The Amherst Art Walk is funded by The Valley Advocate, Promoting Downtown Amherst, Mead Art Museum, Fiber Art Center, The Fine Arts Center, Tiger Press and Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Amherst Art Walk provides an excellent opportunity for area residents to leisurely explore and celebrate the arts of downtown Amherst. The event, which is to take place on the first Thursday of every month, is coordinated by Donna M. Abelli of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Susan Loring-Wells of the Fiber Art Center and Eva Fierst of the University Gallery at University of Massachusetts.

For additional information, visit the Amherst Chamber of Commerce Website at