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OCC Library inaugurates monthly Art and Wine Walk Jan. 6

Chris Alvarez is shown in his Westside studio in 2012.
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Dec. 24, 2017
       The OCC Art and Wine Walk, an Old Colorado City Library event that combines local art with wine-tasting, will premiere Saturday, Jan. 6.
       Starting at 2 p.m., Westside artist Chris Alvarez will give a one-hour painting demonstration in the library's lower-level meeting room. Afterward, opportunities will be provided to visit his gallery and others in the Second Floor Studios (at Colbrunn Court and 24th Street) and to sample wines at a nearby retail business.
       The event is free. No reservations are required.
       The walk is to become a monthly (first-Saturday) event, with a different artist/gallery every time, according to Joe Paisley, a library associate who is organizing the Art and Wine Walk.
       The goal is for attendees to get to know the featured artists, learn about their technique and gain an understanding “about what inspired them and made them the artists they are now,” he said.
       The idea is borrowed from the Cheyenne Mountain Library, which has had some success with an art/wine event for awhile, he said.
       Paisley is optimistic for a version in Old Colorado City because of its large number of artists and nearly 20 galleries in the three-block area of the avenue between 24th and 27th streets. He also thinks it can complement the annual April-to-December First Fridays Art Walk - scheduled as it is on the Saturday following.
       Any artists who would like to be showcased in the library's Art and Wine Walk are asked to contact Paisley at 634-1698 or jpaisley@ppld.org.

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