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Old Colorado City's First Friday ArtWalk starts 9th year April 4

       Offering 15 galleries for its free monthly events this year, the Old Colorado City ArtWalk will kick off its ninth season Friday, April 4.
       The free, self-guided tour is scheduled monthly from 5 to 8 p.m. between April and December. Purple ArtWalk flags outside denote the participating galleries/businesses.

"Secrets of the Sea," by Liese Chavez, whose Chavez Gallery will be new to the Old Colorado City ArtWalk this year.
Liese Chavez painting; photographed by Westside Pioneer
       All the galleries are on West Colorado Avenue, with all but one between 24th and 27th streets. They are as follows (street number in parentheses): 45 Degree Gallery (2528B), 503 W Open Kitchen & Craft Bar (503), Arati Artists Gallery (2425), Colorado Creative Co-Op (2513 1/2), Chavez Gallery (2616), Cucuru Gallery Café (2332), Flute Player Gallery (2511), Hunter-Wolff Gallery (2510), Michael Garman Museum (2418), Kathleen McFadden's Range Gallery (2428), Lane Mitchell Jewelers (2528A), Laura Reilly Fine Art Gallery (2522), Second Floor Studios (2418 - upstairs, entrance off Colbrunn Court), Squash Blossom (2531), and Thunder Mountain Trading Co. (2508A).
       The Open Kitchen, a recently opened restaurant displaying paintings on its walls, is the first Old Colorado City ArtWalk participant that's well outside the Historic District. It's located where the Dutch Mill used to be at the corner of Colorado Avenue and Walnut Street, just west of I-25. The business owners “really wanted to help us,” Wolff said. “We'll make sure to send people down there.”
       Also new (and therefore new to the ArtWalk) are the Chavez Gallery, owned by local artist Liese Chavez and featuring her paintings; and the Colorado Creative Co-Op, which is a local artists cooperative, similar to Arati, Wolff said.
       For more ArtWalk information, call Hunter-Wolff at 520-9494, or go to the website: bestartontheavenue.com.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 3/26/14; Community: Arts)

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