Old Town ArtWalk saunters back April 6
The first Old Colorado City ArtWalk of the season will be Friday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Event organizer Sharon Wolff has lined up the highest number of participating shops in the seven-year history of the free, self-guided walking art tour on the first Friday of the month from April to December.
“We now have 17 galleries/businesses and as many sponsors who also believe and are willing to help make ArtWalk grow each year,” she said. “The benefit is a richer, more rewarding life, and I think we all want that.”
Visitors to the shops will find artwork displays and often artist demonstrations, openings and/or live music.
Wolff, who oversaw the event's start-up a year after her own gallery (Hunter-Wolff) opened in 2005, said that “at the time, there were only a handful of galleries, and not everyone I reached out to was as optimistic as I was about adding ArtWalk as a monthly event in Old Colorado City. I had attended art walks in other cities and knew the excitement that could grow out of such an event if there was sufficient support from the community.”
The participating businesses this year (all on West Colorado Avenue) are A Call to Life, 2502; Arati Artists Gallery, 2425; Colorado Copper, 2423; Cucuru Gallery Café, 2332; Earthen Artisan House, 2611; Flute Player Gallery, 2511; Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510; Lane Mitchell Jewelers, 2528A; Range Gallery, 2428; Laura Reilly Fine Art Gallery, 2522; Michael Garman Museum, 2418; Second Floor Studios, 2418 (upstairs, entrance off Colbrunn Court); Squash Blossom, 2531; Thunder Mountain Trading Company, 2508A; Urban Cowgirl, 2403; Velez Gal-leries, 2506; and Yo-bel Market, 2528B.
On April 6, a reception is planned at Arati for potter Dan Masimer and painter Reveille Kennedy. An exhibit featuring their work will be up through April.
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