Biz Buzz:
Opening ArtWalk deemed ‘awesome’

       The first ArtWalk of the season April 6 “was awesome,” summarized organizer Sharon Wolff afterwards.

An art couple - Dennis Woods at the easel and his wife Felicita (left, in dark outfit) - were on hand at the recently opened Urban Cowgirl shop April 6 during the season-opening ArtWalk in Old Colorado City. Dennis is an oil painter and Felicita designs jewelry. ArtWalks will continue monthly through December.
Westside Pioneer photo

       Among the “hundreds of visitors” on the free, self-guided tour through participating Old Colorado City shops and galleries were “lots of new people,” she said. She added that her own gallery, Hunter-Wolff, had “one of my best ArtWalks nights yet,” including “excellent sales to happy patrons.”
       Featuring exhibits, refreshments and sometimes music and a chance to meet artists, ArtWalks are scheduled on the first Friday of the month from April through December. There are 16 participating businesses.
       Center opens in OCC
       A grand opening for the Golden Light Healing Center will be Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The address is 2423½ W. Colorado Ave.
       “Come meet our practitioners, sample our Migun massage beds, goat milk soaps and lotions, healing oils and more,” a press release states.
       Owned by Sylvana Candela, Golden Light's other offerings include acupuncture, reiki, aromatherapy, shamanic healing, hypnotherapy, crystal healing, customized wedding ceremonies and counseling. Related products are also sold, along with new and used books, CDs and DVDs and works by local artisans.
       Candela has a masters degree in traditional Chinese medicine, and has worked in the field since 2001.
       Additional products, as well as practitioners, are welcomed.
       The store's actual first day will be April 17.
       The business is open regularly Tuesdays through Saturdays.
       For more information, call 447-8898 or e-mail

Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

Westside Pioneer/press release