April 7 kicks off First Friday ArtWalks in Old Colorado City for 2017
A total of 14 shops/galleries are participating this year, according to Sharon Wolff, owner of the Hunter-Wolff Gallery and organizer of the event.
In its 12th year, ArtWalk is held from April to December, on the first Friday of each month, from 5 to 8 p.m.
People can visit as many locations as they like in a free, self-guided tour. Most offer refreshments, live entertainment and/or art demonstrations.
The participating businesses this year are all within the historic shopping district, along Colorado Avenue from 24th to 27th Street. They are as follows (street number in parentheses):
- 45 Degree Gallery (2528-B), Arati Artists Gallery (2425), By Design Gems (2520˝), Chavez Gallery (2616), Creative Co-Op (2513˝), Cucuru Gallery Café (2332), Febra's (2532), Hunter-Wolff Gallery (2510), Laura Reilly Fine Arts Gallery (2522), the LOFT Creative Space (2616), Running Wolf Gallery (2514), Squash Blossom (2531), Thunder Mountain Trading Company (2508-A) and Who Gives a Scrap (2518).
“ArtWalk offers a chance to meet some of the most talented and creative people in our community,” Wolff said. “Together the participating galleries have created a mood in Old Colorado City that is inviting and festive (and free). It is a family-friendly event that take individuals away from their daily responsibilities while offering knowledge.”
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