CARTHAGE, MO.--- Hundreds of people attended the 4th Annual Carthage Downtown Art Walk this evening. Community members visited downtown to partake in food, music and art. The Convention Visitor's Bureau of Carthage holds the event each year to bring families together, and ultimately strengthen the community with something as simple as art.
The Davis family comes to Carthage's Downtown Art Walk not just for quality time, but because their son is the artist of the family.
"We do so much art that we thought it would be a good time to get them involved in that. So this just started as a class for him, and then we just saw how good he was, so we just kept pursuing it and he's really shown to be awesome at it," said Joe Davis, Father of Artist.
Sylas's work is on display for the art walk along with dozens of other artists. So what does the 7-year-old paint? He says he loves animals and landscapes.
"I like these waterfalls here, the mountains, and the sky," said Sylas Davis, Artist.
Sylas's dad says he couldn't be more proud of his son's accomplishments.
"It just makes me feel wonderful to see him do something so great and something he enjoys. And he's already sold a few paintings, so to see him learn the business end of being an artist and show that you can actually make some money off of it," said Joe.
The young artist says he's not in it for the money right now. He just loves to paint because it makes him feel happy, and well, spending time with his family is an added bonus too.
"Well, I do like being with my dad and mom painting," said Sylas.
The downtown art walk is a family affair. It will be held every fourth Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. until September.
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