Biz Buzz:
Old Town ArtWalk Oct. 1

       This month's Art Walk in Old Colorado City will be Friday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.

If this painting of the Garden of the Gods looks good enough to eat, part of the reason may be that it was painted with barbecue sauce. Old Colorado City artist Jason Baalman said he finger-painted with this medium, adding extra touches with condiments and a wood burner, to create about a dozen paintings that he unveiled at different Old Town galleries during the Art Walk Sept. 3.
Westside Pioneer photo

       Among the 12 participating galleries, there typically are several with artist demonstrations, new exhibits, live music and/or refreshments.
       There is no charge.
       One of the 12, Arati Art Gallery, has announced that it will have an exhibit titled the “Arati Trio” -etchings by Marian Busey, bronzes and marble sculptures by Alice Ann Ochs and horse hair and raku pottery by Darlene Wells.
       MAT 2010-11 season
       The Manitou Art Theatre (MAT) has released its 2010-11 season schedule, including two series with 14 new shows, as well as six original productions on Colorado history between Oct. 1 and May 22.
       Theatre classes for children, teens and adults will also be offered.
       Now in its third season on the Westside, MAT is owned by (and often features) professional actors Jim Jackson and Birgitta De Pree. The theater is at 1367 Pecan St.
       For ticket information, call 465-6321 or go to the The box office opens one hour before showtime.
       New yoga in Old Town
       One Rhythm Yoga is a new business in Old Colorado City, focusing on yoga, movement and healing arts.
       Owner and Westside resident Brandi Erickson has studied the art for 13 years. Students are welcome. She and two other teachers specialize in vinyas, Hatha, kripalu and runners yoga.
       A list of scheduled classes is online at
       The address is 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Studio B. The phone is 217-9080.
       Artist demonstrations
       The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave. has two artists set to give free demonstrations at the gallery.
       Laurel Bahe, known for her watercolor paintings of owls, is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 25 from noon to 3 p.m.; Fide Durben, who creates jewelry from glass, will show a new technique for making hollow beads Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       The public is welcome.

Do you have any news about your business? Call the Westside Pioneer at 471-6776.