Bexley art students will have their work on display at several businesses and City Hall as part of the community's next art walk on Friday.

Bexley art students will have their work on display at several businesses and City Hall as part of the community's next art walk on Friday.

Bexley's latest art walk is a collaborative effort between businesses, galleries and Capital University, and offers Carnaval-themed art work.

Art created by students in kindergarten through high school will be exhibited at retail establishments on East Main Street, including Drexel Radio Cafe, Graeter's Ice Cream, Starbucks and Cup O Joe.

Bexley High School senior Eric Wittig will have his work on display at Cup O Joe. He was asked to create an artist trading card for a drawing class.

"You can do whatever with them," said Wittig, whose project included spray paint, construction paper and paste.

He is excited about having his work on display for the public to see. Wittig plans to go to art school or take art courses at a traditional university.

"I have been drawing as long as I can remember," said Wittig, whose favorite medium is sketching with a pencil on paper.

Mabi Ponce de Leon, Bexley High School art specialist, said 16 students from her art classes are participating in the art walk. Fellow art teacher Susan Powers has at least eight students participating. There also are at least 20 middle school and elementary students featured.

"It gets them the experience of having a show outside of their school building," Ponce de Leon said. "It is more exposure, a more professional setting. They are going to have a real opening."