Biz buzz:
Art show for Garden June 25

       The Garden of the Gods Art Show and Benefit is scheduled June 25 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       Organized by Westside artist Douglas Rouse, the show will feature 30 local artists who have been “inspired by this beautiful Colorado Springs wonder,” according to a press release. The works will be displayed inside a temporary dome in front of the center.
       Rouse painted the murals inside the center this year.
       In honor of the Visitor Center's 10th anniversary, half of all sales will go toward the preservation of the Garden of the Gods.
       The center is located across the street from the Garden (a city park) at 30th Street and Gateway Road.
       The Bancroft Park Arts and Craft shows started the first Saturday of June and will continue into September. Featuring crafts by local and regional artists and entrepreneurs, the shows will be in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
       June 25; July 9, 16, 23 and 30; Aug. 6, 20 and 27; and Sept. 3 and 10.
       Admission is free.
       For more information, call 635-0944.
       Wabi Sabi, featuring various types of art, jewelry and sculptures by local artists, has opened at 2428 W. Colorado Ave.
       Owned by Rick Eddy and Lynx, the store is open daily. Future plans call for a “galactic casbah” with live entertainment. The phones are 635-0539 and 660-7746.
       Westside artist Douglas Rouse, whose Rouse 66 gallery is at 2217 W. Colorado Ave., teamed with a downtown artist named Blondi to take one of seven possible first places in a street-painting competition last weekend in Denver's Larimer Square. More than 200 artists participated for two days, using chalk as their medium.
       Book Sleuth, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., will host a book-signing by mystery writer Patricia Pomeroy Tanner (author of “Mercy Triumphs”) from noon to 2 pm. Sat. June 25.

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