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Optimism as 8th year of ArtWalk draws to a close

       The eighth year of the Old Colorado City ArtWalk had its finale Dec. 6, and founder/organizer Sharon Wolff is already looking forward to number nine, starting in April.

Inside her Hunter-Wolff Gallery, Sharon Wolff swings to a tune sung by Randy Rodriguez during the final ArtWalk of the season Dec. 6.
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       Typically attracting hundreds of people, the free, self-guided tour of participating Old Town galleries and shops occurs on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. from April through December.
       “It's a great promotion,” not just for the galleries but also for the artists themselves, summarized Wolff, who owns the Hunter-Wolff Gallery.
       In addition, other Old Colorado City businesses benefit. “It's an important night and they stay open late for it,” she said. “It's been a huge difference from the first couple of years.”
       The Old Colorado City ArtWalk itself “started with a handful of galleries, but now we're more unified with a good dozen or more,” Wolff said.
       With temperatures in the single digits Dec. 6, it was the slowest one of the year, Wolff said. But it could be said to have finished on a “high note,” with popular local singer Randy Rodriguez performing in her gallery for the evening.
       Looking ahead to April 4 (the first Friday) of 2014, Wolff said she appreciates the several businesses that have served as event sponsors and welcomes more. She can be reached at Hunter-Wolff at 520-9494.

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