David SchwARTZ
SchwARTZ@ARTZworks.com or 805.984.2816


Main Street USA

The Main Street USA series took shape when David painted "Universal City Walk" and now is growing into a grassroots promotional program that reflects the vibrant energies of townships across the country.  The most recent Main Street USA was captured for Haile Village Center, a vibrant live-work community outside of Gainesville, Florida.

The series was further developed when SchwARTZ started the fourth in the series, "Ventura Downtown" which garnered input from numerous merchants throughout the community, and helped to launch a business model that would be a win-win for everyone involved.  "You make my sign bigger," demands friend, Tseng "Ka-Ching," Liampetchakul, owner of Tipps Thai in downtown San Buenaventura, California, where the award-winning "Ventura Downtown" is currently being hosted.  Stop by to pick up an autographed print and share a specialty Martini with locals, including David and Tammy who know the menu by heart.


Developers, realtors, merchant associations and Business Improvement Districts are among just a few of the sponsors looking to have their communities featured in David SchwARTZ's Main Street USA series.  Our business model allows a community to recoup their investment in the original art within the initial sale of approximately 300 poster prints.  Please inquire about a personalized proposal!  It's our pleasure to serve you.  Call (805) 984-2816 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (805) 984-2816      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for more info or email SchwARTZ@ARTZworks.com


March 26, 2011 


Contact: Tammy I. Glenn, (818) 903-0624



Gainesville’s Thornebrook Gallery now showing “Haile Village Center”

from the Main Street USA series by Artist David SchwARTZ


Channel Islands, CA—The Thornebrook Gallery in Gainesville, Florida is now representing the latest in the Main Street USA series, “Haile Village Center,” by Artist David SchwARTZ.


SchwARTZ, who was invited to serve as the Guest Artist for the 2011 Haile Village Arts & Music Festival began his Artist’s Studies of the village in December. “David SchwARTZ brings a fresh and exciting take on the things we know so well,” said Dave Arrighi, owner of Thornebrook Gallery in Gainesville. Arrighi, who has gained a prestigious reputation over the last 30 years, was delighted to be among the first to see the Main Street USA artwork featuring Haile Village Center. “It’s not every day an artist comes along with new eyes, and we captured his imagination right here in our own backyard!” Arrighi said.


Following an initial visit to Haile Village four months ago, SchwARTZ began working with local merchants and residents by painting Artist’s Studies of the village in order to refine his color palette and to capture specific elements the community wanted included in the canvas. “The art features all kinds of hidden treasures and delights to discover,” said Mike Deree of HVC Partners, LLC. “It’s a virtual Where’s Waldo? —just like Haile Village!” Deree, who commissioned the work on behalf of the community, added, “Beyond the Haile architecture, David SchwARTZ has captured our unique Haile lifestyle, a community that works and plays together.”


The original Artist’s Studies, of which only a few remain, along with the final Main Street USA canvas and limited edition giclees, are now available at Thornebrook Gallery, 2441-6D NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606. For information, call (352) 378-4947.


SchwARTZ is in the process of negotiating the next Main Street USA with communities from Homer, Alaska to New Orleans to Washington, D.C. “I’m in search of unique examples where people are celebrating American values and principles in how they work and live,” SchwARTZ said. “It’s time for a new era of purpose in art.” In addition to this series, he has made a name for himself by painting on retired U.S. flags as canvas. One of the most noted of these “American Icons” entitled “I WANT YOU to Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet!” is on a flag gifted to the artist by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


SchwARTZ received private instruction at the Gino Conti Studio in Providence, R.I., Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at the Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art/printmaking from the University of Massachusetts and also studied at the University of Hawaii. For more information, call (805) 984-2816 or visit the website at ARTZworks.com