Old Colorado City (Colorado Springs) offers a monthly art event, every first Friday of the month, that welcomes all ages and is family friendly. If you are looking for a way to stretch your legs and learn something new about art, get your walking shoes on and expect to spend at least 2 hours admiring, learning, and considering new art. With 15 venues along Colorado Avenue, from 23rd to 27th Streets, you will find something to peak your interests. Hundreds of artists exhibit work and there is no shortage of styles and techniques.
At Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Avenue, ArtWalkers have the opportunity to meet many artists. On April 3, David Newton, Justin Clements, Gina Grundemann, Gary Vigen, Marlene Kort, and many others will be available to answer questions. Selling art is their livelihood and we can’t think of a better way to support artists than to come prepared to fall in love with original art and take it home to admire in your own home.
Hunter-Wolff Gallery will also have staff on hand to help guide you through the gallery if needed and point you in the direction for the next discovery along W. Colorado Avenue.
What do you think of these examples of art work being shown at Friday, April 3 ArtWalk?
There is a definite buzz on the Avenue. The 2012 ArtWalk season is about to start, April 6 at 5pm – 8pm. Brochures are printed, banners are hung, new artwork has arrived. And, the weather is perfect for strolling the Avenue to explore 17 galleries and more than a dozen open artist’s studios.
For those who have yet joined us during ArtWalk, put it on your calendar today. Hunter-Wolff Gallery will have live demonstrations each month. This month, you will witness Gary Vigen in action creating delicate paintings on stained glass surfaces. These lovely gems are really landscapes created out of all glass; glass fused to glass for a new twist on wall art. Stop in and ask questions!
Fresh Water Stick Pearls by Ronee DelBianco
It only takes 30 minutes in a day to make life more enjoyable. Set aside 30 minutes every day and play with your kids or your dog outside. Enjoy the fresh air with some physical activity like walking, cycling, hiking, or exercising to boost your self-esteem and feel alive. Be sure to take time to relax after a busy day by reading a book, scheduling a vacation, enjoying and learning about original art. After your workweek is over, once a month, go to a great event like ArtWalk in Old Colorado City. It is free, relaxing and there are always fabulous people to meet! This month, November 4, you can get a jump on your holiday shopping and see some spectacular art, fine jewelry, and learn about new techniques. Get started with: 1. Play Outside and Exercise 2. Book A Vacation 3. Read A Book 4. Learn and Buy Art 5. Clear Away Clutter on Your Desk 6. Flip Your Mattress 8. Meet An Artist at ArtWalk
Happy people are always doing things. Be one of them!
Â How do you keep up with what’s going on in the art community?
ArtWalk in Old Colorado City is the best way! Every first Friday of every month, starting April 2, you can stroll through a dozen or so art galleries and check out new trends and talk directly to artists and gallery owners to get the scoop. Be sure to make Hunter-Wolff Gallery your first stop!Â Itâ€™s one of the top galleries in Colorado Springs and you will get the chance to meet some of their award-winning artists. Whether you are a casual or hard-core collector, ArtWalk is great way to meet other art-loversÂ and pick up tips about collecting.
More than 400 individual artistâ€™s exhibit work in Old Colorado Cityâ€™s art galleriesâ€”the largest concentration of artists and galleries in Colorado Springs within three city blocks. Put it on your calendar now â€“ 5-8 pm in Old Colorado City.Â Parking is free, admission is free and the fun is free!Â Make sure you wear your comfy walking shoes too!
When’s the last time you met a career artist?Â Tell us about your experience so we can share with other Art Lovers.
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(L-R) Original Paintings Just Arrived at Hunter-Wolff Gallery: Sirens by Laura Reilly; Yellow Jersey by K.A.McMahon; ; Yellow Roses by Jean Houghton; Cuchara Evening by Jeannie Breeding