Biz buzz:
ArtWalk returns to Old Town April 6

       Resuming an innovation started last year, 10 Old Colorado City art galleries will host their first ArtWalk of the year Friday, April 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
       The free activity, planned to continue on the first Friday of every month, is an effort to bring attention to Old Town's increasing influence in the Pikes Peak region as an area that offers original art.
       All the participating galleries are on (or just off) Colorado Avenue between 21st and 26th streets.
       Attendees “will witness the unveiling of special collections, participate in opening receptions, or 'meet the artist' face-to-face at Chrystina's Gallery, Cucuru Gallery Café, Pine Creek Art Gallery, Arati Artists Gallery, Calabash, Squash Blossom, Gunter-Wolff Gallery, Wayne Lambert Gallery, Gold Leaf, and Envi,” reads a press release from the art consortium. “All are within an easy walking distance of each other and can be easily spotted by bright purple and white ArtWalk flags along 'the Avenue.' ”
       Gallery visitors will also get a chance to sample food from several Old Town eateries.
       For more information, call 530-9494.
      
       Mystery novelist Christine Goff will appear at the Book Sleuth bookstore Saturday, March 31 from noon to 2 p.m.
       Goff has just released the fifth book, titled “Death Shoots a Birdie,” in her Birdwatcher's Mystery series.
       The Book Sleuth, which specializes in mystery books, is at 2501 W. Colorado Ave. The phone is 632-2727.
      
       Dawn's Creations has moved to a new location: 2120 W. Colorado Ave., with parking available in back. The business has been offering exotic plants, floral arrangements and wedding packages on the Westside for over a year, and owner Dawn Maidment has a total of 30 years experience in working with plants.
       The phone number is unchanged: 475-1832.
      
       A portion of the earnings from a dinner/murder mystery will benefit the Westside's Fairview Cemetery, according to Dianne Hartshorn, director of the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society
       Titled “Murder at Macabre Manor,” the Red Herring murder mystery will be performed Saturday April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Colorado College's Bemis Hall.
       Reservations are required by Saturday, April 7. Tickets are $35 per person and $55 per couple. Military discounts are offered.
       For more information, call 630-7328.
      
       The Laura Reilly Studio in Old Colorado City is closed until May 15 while she paints in Hot Springs, Ark. First, she will be at Garvan Woodland Gardens' annual “Beauty and the Brush” plein air painting event, for which her painting, “Bridge Into Spring,” has been selected to appear on the invitation and poster. Afterwards, she will serve as the artist in residence for the month of April at Hot Springs National Park, with one of the paintings from her residency going into the park's permanent collection.
      
       The Subway sandwich shop at 1732 W. Uintah St. was robbed Saturday, March 24 at about 9:30 p.m. According to police, two suspects entered the restaurant with handguns and demanded money. The suspects were described as a Hispanic male and black male wearing black clothing, hoodies and bandanas - one bandana white and the other black.

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