Howell Art WalkLocal art enthusiasts gathered Wednesday in Howell for a walk through downtown and a stroll through the seasons. Winter, spring, summer, and fall was the theme for the Howell Main Street and Downtown Development Authority’s Howell Art Walk and Auction. Artists from all over the nation submitted themed paintings and photographs that were hung for display on eight downtown businesses. Over 150 people gathered at the Heart of Howell before taking a guided tour for the unveilings of the works. The evening then moved to the Opera House where the People’s Choice awards were announced. First place went to Emilie Beadle of Romulus for her winter themed oil painting named “Icy Forest.” DDA Director Cathleen Edgerly believed this event will have a lasting effect on the community as the displays will remain on the businesses until next spring. The event ended with a live auction featuring prizes like getaway vacations across the continent, gift certificates to many local businesses, and all of the artwork on display. Seventy percent of the proceeds made on the items went back to the artists, with the remaining 30% being saved for next year’s event.