By Ben Olson
It’s the end of June, and you know what that means — another ArtWalk is just around the corner.
The Pend Oreille Arts Council is hosting its 41st Annual ArtWalk opening reception on Friday, June 29, at 20 participating locations around Sandpoint.
The annual art exposé features the best works of about 100 diverse and talented artists, strewn about various businesses around town. Opening receptions start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. But that’s not the end of the evening by any stretch of the imagination, because the after party starts at 8 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters where Bright Moments Jazz will play until 9:30 p.m.
Several venues will have live music to add some flavor to the refreshments. Come out and stroll the town to see the entire spectrum of visual arts including oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, encaustic painting, print making, fiber arts, photography, sculptures, found art and mixed media. There’s apt to be something you’ll want for your own home or office, so don’t forget the checkbook.
Plan your ArtWalk route by picking up a brochure at any of the participating businesses, and if you can’t get to all of them in one night, have no fear, the art will hang in place all summer until Sept. 6. Locations include:
•Pend d’Oreille Winery
•Idaho Pour Authority
•Baxter’s on Cedar
•Pend Oreille Arts Council
•Azalea’s Handpicked Style
•Cedar Glen Gallery/Jerry Ferrara Wildlife Photography
•Galaxy Gallery (the alley between First and Second Ave.)
•Music Conservatory of Sandpoint
•Realty Plus, Inc.
•La Chic Boutique
•Hippie Chic Boutique
•Monarch Mountain Coffee
•Evans Brothers Coffee
This is a free event made possible by the generosity of our local businesses and supporters of Pend Oreille Arts Council. If you would like to donate to POAC, their website is www.ArtInSandpoint.org, or you can call (208) 263-6139 for more information.
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