Biz Buzz:
Next Old Town Art Walk June 4

       The next monthly Art Walk in Old Colorado City will be Friday, June 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Artist Arlayne McKee (left) welcomes visitors to her upstairs space in the Second Floor Studios (above Garman's) during the May 7 Art Walk. This is the first year the several Second Floor artists have teamed up to participate in the monthly Art Walks.
Westside Pioneer photo

       Twelve galleries on or near Colorado Avenue between 24th and 27th streets will participate again, displaying original works, chiefly from area artists. The free, self- guided stroll typically includes chances to meet artists or see art demonstrations. Types of work include photography, prints, sculpture, fine jewelry, ceramics and art glassware.
       Participating are All that Glitters, Arati Artists Gallery, Cucuru Gallery Café, Hunter-Wolff Gallery, the Michael Garman Museum, Pine Creek Art Gallery, Range Gallery, Second Floor Studios, Squash Blossom, Simpich Showcase, Thunder Moun-tain Trading Company and Velez Galleries.
       Three of these have announced special activities for the June Art Walk:
  • Arati - special displays of sculptured silk paintings by Marilyn Kirkman, sterling silver jewelry by George Fellows and recent paintings by Richard E. Williams.
  • Hunter-Wolff - “Mov-ing Forward” exhibit, consisting of works in that theme by artists who show in her gallery.
  • Squash Blossom - demonstration by Denver oil painter Eldon Warren.
           The Barbara Harris Team at Harris Group Realty and Bank of Colorado are sponsoring the sixthth annual Dump and Donate Day Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon.
           The location will be the parking lot of Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St. Anything can be put in the dumpster except tires, appliances, food, garbage and and paint cans or chemicals.
           Donations of “gently used” household goods and clothing will be collected by the Springs Rescue Mission, and tax receipts will be provided, a press release states.
           New this year will be a wood chipper from the Colorado Springs Fire Department for limbs and branches up to 9 inches in diameter, the release adds.
           A minor amendment is being sought to the development plan for the Indian Heights Casitas semi-gated community southwest of 19th and King streets.
           Citizens can review the plans and make comments to the City Land Use Review Division until Thursday, June 3.
           The requests for the 15-lot subdivision of single-family attached and detached homes would change the internal walkway and fence type, add small retaining walls between homes and remove a trash container.
           The 1.93-acre property, zoned PUD (Planned Unit Development), was originally developed in 2006.
           According to Lonna Thelen of Land Use, the proposed changes are “to ensure compliance with requirements placed on the property [when] the Certificate of Occupancy was given.”
           She can be reached at 385-5383 or

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