New event to feature artist demonstrations in Old Colorado City March 3
A new event, Art March, will involve up to 15 Old Colorado City galleries - many of them featuring artist demonstrations - Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The free event will be a “prelude” to the annual OCC ArtWalk (which takes place on first Fridays from April to December), according to organizer Chelsey Lubitz, the gallery director for one of the participants, the Squash Blossom Gallery.
“It will highlight the diversity of arts on the avenue,” she said. “Hopefully we can learn about different media and practices from the artists themselves.”
Old Colorado City is the historic shopping district on and near Colorado Avenue between 24th and 27th streets.
Balloons outside doorways will show who the participating galleries are. Many are also part of ArtWalk. Twelve shops are committed to the event about two weeks beforehand, with two or three more likely to sign on by March 3, Lubitz said.
“Art March” is a double play on words, one of them being that a march is like a walk, she noted. It's also a pun on the month in which the event is taking place.
One difference between “Walk” and “March” is that the former happens at night and the latter will be during the day. “We've got a lot of clientele who can't always get out on Friday nights,” Lubitz pointed out. So this is a chance to “experience the same kinds of things in daylight.”
She added that some of the artists have expressed an interest in working outside, if the weather allows it.
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