Gallery Main Street’s new “Alternative Abstract / Surreal” art exhibit opens Thursday with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the gallery, 110 W. Erwin.
The exhibit’s Best in Show winner will be announced at 5:30 p.m. during the come-and-go reception, said Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell. The public is invited.
“The Alternative Abstract / Surreal show offers the gallery visitor a wide variety of media, color and application,” Abell said. “When we were checking in pieces for the show earlier this week, we were so pleased with the quality of work we are able to offer to the public.”
Most of pieces are for sale, Abell said. “Many people do not realize that the vast majority of art that we show can be purchased,” she said. “Moreover, 20 percent of the sale price goes back to support Gallery Main Street and the many arts activities we organize for the downtown area.”
The new exhibit will continue through August 30.
Information on how to enter exhibits can be found at  Each show at Gallery Main Street is a juried exhibit, which means all pieces show in exhibits go through a competitive selection process. Professional artists serve as members of the selection jury.
General information is available by calling (903) 593-6905.