Moab Art Walk expands to 11 venues for 2017 season opener on April 8
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2017 Art walk opener
Works by artist Alex Burbidge will be featured at Moonflower Community Cooperative during the April Art Walk.                                Courtesy photo
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The first Moab Art Walk of the 2017 season will take place Saturday, April 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. This year, the event will include five new participating businesses, for a total of 11 art walk locations, said organizer Meg Stewart, director of the Moab Arts and Recreation Center.

The Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center St., will feature the photography of Geri Drake. In keeping with the Moab April Action Car Show theme, all of Drake’s unique photos involve vehicle or vehicle parts. “The camera, eye and heart, are all connected,” Drake said.

Sought-after Southwest fabric and unique, scenic patterns will be on display at It’s Sew Moab, 40 W. Center St. Art walk participants are invited to “drop by to see Sewkopelli stitching up his favorite nine-patch.”

Desert Thread, 29 E. Center St., highlights a “luxurious oasis of rich colors and yarns” for the fiber enthusiast. The store features local, farm-raised spinning fibers and yarns, accessories, classes, and a selection of handmade gifts.

At the Moonflower Community Cooperative, 39 East 100 West, artist Alex Burbidge will be exhibit a duality of painting styles — colorful, textural palette knife abstracts and cartoon realism works that celebrate the animal freaks in all.

Bike Fiend, 69 E. Center St., will be showcasing custom-built bike frames in steel and titanium, hand-crafted by Pierre Chastain. The exhibit will also include bikes that are hand-painted by local artists and artwork by Grand County High School Students.

Tom Till Gallery, 61 N. Main St., will feature the internationally renowned — and Moab-based — photographer’s images.

Moab Made, 78 N. Main St., celebrates its first birthday this month. The store showcases arts and crafts created by local artisans.

At Imagination Station Art & Craft Supplies, 90 W. Center St., local artists can find the tools needed to get their creative juices flowing. The shop also offers classes.

Inspired by local community and the roots of Moab, 98 Center Restaurant will exhibit a permanent collection of historical Moab photographs courtesy of the Museum of Moab. This collection will be unveiled during April Art Walk.

Gallery Moab will spotlight the works of Annie Bates of Bayfield, Colorado, who designs jewelry using stones, leather, luminous metal, artisan beads, charms and clasps, and Charlotte Quigley of Moab, who paints vibrant pastel landscapes on textured panels.

At the April Art Walk, the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 East 100 North, will exhibit photography by recent Moab resident Joshua Snow. “I find solace in the night sky, allowing people to see things they may never get to see in their lives or with their naked eye,” Snow said.

During the event, the MARC will also offer do-it-yourself string art for kids and adults, and the Fiery Furnace Marching Band will perform outside the MARC throughout the evening.

For a map showing the locations of all art walk participants, or more information about the Moab Art Walk, visit: moabartwalk.com.

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