As the hot, lazy days of July set in, the Colfax Art Walk brings downtown Colfax to life from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday with a full lineup of premier artists and master artisans unveiling their latest creations. This event is free and kid-friendly and takes place along Main and Depot streets in Colfax.
The Art Walk features a variety of painting styles, ranging from plein air to impressionism to realism. The show also exhibits hand-thrown pottery, original design jewelry, colored pencil drawings and finely crafted wooden pieces of art. The July Art Walk presents a truly museum quality show.
Among the artists exhibiting for the first time in Colfax are animal painter Margot Comer at the Doggie Depot; the watercolor landscapes of Charlie Iveson at the Greek Bistro; the master artisan wooden crafts of Arnie Lund at Ammo Camo & Bait; the artistry of Phil Muscheid at Café Luna, and Impressionist paintings of Sandra DeLong at the Cider Tasting Room.
Making a return showing are Johanna Murazzo’s drawings in the artist’s lounge at Main St. Pizza and Connie Marson’s original pottery and jewelry at Marson’s, while one of Placer County’s favorite artists and art teachers, Barbara Hoffman, is the featured painter at the Creative Corner and Co-op storefront at 14 N. Main St.
PlacerArts, now celebrating its Jubilee year, is the Arts Council of Placer County, a nonprofit, public benefit agency and the designated state local partner of the California Arts Council for the county of Placer. The Colfax Art Walk is coordinated in conjunction with PlacerArts and the Sierra Vista Art Center by the all-volunteer Colfax Art Walk Committee.