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Artwork at The Strand

The artwork hanging in the historic Strand Theatre provides a window to the soul of Marietta- the history, the artists, the Square. Many of the works featured on the walls are of the beloved historic Marietta Square. The below oil paintings by local artist McKenzie Snow decorate the walls of the Senator Doug & Della Stoner Art Gallery on the second floor.

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Much like the last painting’s background, several pieces on the Strand Theatre’s walls are renderings of the theatre itself, showing various artists’ perspective of the Marietta Square’s historic landmark.

As an homage to The Strand’s past as the Marietta Square’s beloved movie theatre, prints from iconic classic films- generously donated by Turner Classic Movies- overlook the lobby.

The second floor Lumiére Lounge is a silent-film inspired cocktail lounge with live piano music and specialty drinks sponsored by Hometown Honey. The artwork of local artists Jacob Gurganus and Philip Myrick hangs on the lounge’s walls, envisioning early film icons with a contemporary mixed media twist.

One purpose of the Strand Theatre’s art collection is to promote Marietta’s local artists. These juxtaposed pieces of art- portraits and landscapes, in bold and muted colors-  are connected through our historic town and their creators that call it “home”.

What’s in a name? The Earl Smith Strand Theatre owes a debt of gratitude to the man who supported renovation and reopening over a decade ago. A large portrait hangs in the second floor mezzanine to remind us how far the theatre has advanced our mission of providing cultural entertainment accessible to the community under Earl Smith’s watchful eye.

Bonus: As you climb the steps to the Lumiére Lounge or Brew with a View, glance up at the large posters of past Strand events that line the walls and reminisce about the music, movies, and fun.

Please support local artists:

McKenzie Snow
Dirk Walker
Ryan Benefield
Amanda Carder
Jacob Gurganus
Philip Myrick
Trevor Hawkins
Claire Dunaway
Nita Burge
Linda Flournoy
Mary Ann Henry
Eduin Rosell