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Published on April 21, 2024
Art and Music Converge in "Emotional Rollercoaster" Exhibit at Lewisville's Grand TheaterSource: ThomasGilmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Art enthusiasts strap in – it's an "Emotional Rollercoaster." The art exhibit of the same name opened its doors today at the Grand Theater's gallery in Lewisville, promising a unique blend of visual art and music that'll jerk your feelings around like a Coney Island ride. CJ Miller, the artistic mind behind the multi-sensory experience, offers nine of their large paintings, with each piece parked next to an emotional soundtrack meant to amplify the feels.

Miller, previously featured on "NBC Texas Today," has a particular recipe for their creations. Painted to the tune of a single song, chosen for its tear-jerking abilities, each artwork captures a different vibe. According to the City of Lewisville, Texas, visitors are encouraged to prep by downloading Spotify – the listening devices are not provided but the emotional baggage, courtesy of Miller's art, is free. A QR code will greet you at the Grand, unlocking the specific playlist meant to be your exhibition soundtrack.

The "Emotional Rollercoaster" will keep twisting emotions until May 25, with a special chance to get into the artist's head during a talk and reception on May 18. The Grand is no stranger to showing off various regional and national acts, spanning from gallery displays to toe-tapping performances in its whopping four venues including a 294-seat hall, black box theater, and more.

Those looking to hit this emotional theme park can find The Grand Theater at 100 N. Charles Street, nestled east of Interstate 35E – take exit 452 if you're driving. As for parking, the city's got your back with free spaces along Main and Church streets or the convenient Lewisville City Hall lot. For any curious cats out there, the gallery opens its paws Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as during public events. Further details can be sniffed out at LewisvilleGrand.com or by calling 972.219.8446, where a friendly voice may just guide you through.