The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center celebrated the opening of a new art exhibition entitled “A Walk in the Park” on Friday night. The show features local artists whose work aims to encourage the appreciation of local parks in the community. The gallery’s opening reception was part of May’s Artwalk Gainesville event. “A Walk in the Park” will be on display until Jan. 4, 2020. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the citizens and city employees behind the yearlong “Gainesville 150!” celebration, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the City of Gainesville’s incorporation.