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The Art Walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. the first Saturday of every month in historic downtown Weaverville, provides art galleries, specialty shops, and eateries an opportunity to invite the community in “after hours” to enjoy unique hand-crafted art and jewelry, meet the artists, while enjoying refreshments.
The Trinity Arts Council extends its heartfelt concern for all who have suffered or are threatened by the wildfires. Smoke and fire on top of COVID. Answering the wish of many, the council will hold an Art Walk on Oct. 2, and invites everybody to share in the positive energy of First Saturday’s Art Walk.
TCAC will make masks available at each venue.
BLUE DOOR STUDIO QUILTERS: The Blue Door Studio and the TNS Quilt Guild invites the public to their open house. Come explore the studio and meet the quilters. They will be displaying 15-20 red, white and blue quilts that represent the spirit and patriotism of the veterans who will receive the quilts on Veterans Day.
“Everything that we make is donated back to the community. We donate to HRN, Foster Care, the veterans, and now our big push is to provide comfort to the Trinity County fire victims who have lost their homes. We meet regularly and always have a pile of quilts in various stages of completion because there is always a need,” said Deb Hall. Come by The Blue Door Studio, just east Center Street on Highway 3.
Participating galleries and businesses, from south to north, include:
HIGHLAND ART CENTER: The 37th annual Juried Art Show. This year’s judge Jim McVicker has hand-picked artworks for the show from some 87 selections, all submitted by our talented member artists. Awards are given for Best of Show, The William Marlow Memorial Award for painting, plus two awards in each of the four categories. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary collection of great work.
The Art Walk reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. The Highland is featuring delicious baked goods from the Poker Bar Farms home kitchen. You are invited to enjoy special musical entertainment on the Highland porch from 6 to 7: 30 p.m., 691 Main St., Weaverville. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call for details: 623-5111.
TRINITY ARTS & CRAFTS SUPPLY CO.: Knitting class for beginners, primarily for ages 9-15 but adults welcome, 5 to 8 p.m. during the Art Walk. $20 each, includes needles and yarn, yours to keep, your choice of color. 30891 Highway 3 (at Center Street), 623-1692 to sign up.
EARTHDANCE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: EarthDance is continuing with their joint show with Pam Lewis, but with some new additions! Come and meet Wendy’s owls. They make easy-care, well-behaved pets and are up for adoption for a nominal fee. Elizabeth will be displaying some new art, in alcohol ink and pastels, as well as more Morning Coffee with the Masters.
Lewis will have some of her wonderful originals in the show, as well as her very affordable Giclee prints, her cards, including her very popular Totem cards, her gourds and teepee night lights. Pam Yearout will have new Giclee prints on wood. Come and see Elizabeth’s new line of Big and Bold in the EarthDance jewelry collection, and visit Yearout’s doughnut shop. Check out Dee’s soaps and Susan Alexander’s cards.
Lewis has worked as a graphics artist for over 30 years in the wine industry. In 2005 Pam took up painting. Pam’s art and crafts are influenced by nature and her travels through the West exploring ancient historic sites, parks, monuments, tribal reservations, and wildlife refuges.
Yearout has been drawing and creating art for over 40 years. She favors watercolor painting and enjoys plein air. Elizabeth began painting after retirement and enjoys watercolor, with a new interest in oils, alcohol ink, acrylic pours and pastels. Pam and Elizabeth share a love of gemstones, and have been creating gemstone jewelry for more than 17 years.
Come out and enjoy the art, the ambiance and conversation 140 S. Miner St., corner of Oregon and Miner streets. Restrooms available and free parking.
GOLD RUSH JEWELERS: Featuring the birthstone for October; Opal and Tourmaline. Both Ancient Greeks and Romans had specific beliefs about the opal gemstone’s special powers.
In Ancient Greece, many people thought that opal could make you psychic! While in Ancient Rome, the popular gemstone was synonymous with hope and love.
TRINITY COUNTY VISITOR & INFORMATION CENTER: Showcasing original paintings from Florence Morris and Alice Jones, oil painters from Trinity’s past, and breathtaking photos of the Trinity Alps.
OLSON STONEWARE: Featuring new designs in wheel-thrown pottery by Greg Olson including personalized stoneware pottery, jewelry, cottage and lodge décor, children’s toys, and fine gifts.
MAIN STREET GALLERY: Vibrant oil paintings by Stefani Thomas and the exquisite glass work of her son Michael Hopko are again featured at Main Street Gallery.
The member gallery is filled with fabulous new art along with three wonderful paintings, donated by Stock Schlueter, Andrew Walker Patterson, and Chuck Prudhomme for a Silent Auction. The lucky winners will own an awesome painting at a great price and all the proceeds will support our all-volunteer gallery.
UP NORTH CONFECTIONERY & MERCANTILE: Featuring the unique earrings from Hazy Rae Designs and spectacular treats of the culinary arts variety.
MOUNTAIN GOAT KIDS: Showcasing clothing and more for children. Look for artwork from local “kids.” Located between Angela’s Bead Art and Tammie’s Books.
TRINITY COUNTY BREWING CO.: Trinity Blues Shakerz live at the Brewery, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, free of charge. Join them for great Weaverville beer, wonderful food, and they will sing the blues for you.
Fifteen percent of all beer and food sales benefit fire victims.
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