Riverside Artswalk Artist Spotlight: Riverside Downtown Partnership

Can you believe that I was the Artist of the Month for February 2023?! (Which just so happens to be my birth month!) Check out my interview below.

With the exceptionally wet weather that our region has experienced this winter, the first Artswalk of the year brought about the unusual cancellation of the Riverside Artswalk outdoor vendor area. January Artswalk would have been the first event with the artists on the Downtown Main Street Pedestrian Mall, however, the event went on with the museums and galleries who remained open for the rain or shine event. February will now be the first Artswalk with Artists on Main, allowing for the growth of the area and connection of many of the other venues. Chelz Franzer is one of the many regular artist vendors that is looking forward to the new format, just in time for her birthday month and the month she has earned the artist spotlight.

Chelsea Franzer, also known as Chelz, is a painter and illustrator. Her creative endeavors began when she was just a child in a small village in St. Henry, Ohio. As she made her way through schooling, she gravitated towards every arts class, including classes like photography and ceramics. The merits of her arts education allowed her to be a full-time artist and run her own Etsy shop. With her boyfriend as her business partner, they run a step-by-step painting party class called “The Paint Sesh.” When she’s not making art or teaching the public how to paint, she’s busy as a full time plant mom and playing DJ on Spotify. With Chelzart and The Paintshesh as the forefront of her activities, she feels that her work is responsible for making great strides in her career and conjures excitement for where this journey will continue to take her….

Read the full article at: Riverside Downtown Partnership

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