Colfax art ‘extravaganza’ set for this weekend |
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Colfax art ‘extravaganza’ set for this weekend

In an all-out celebration of the arts, the Colfax Art Walk joins with the Fire & Steel Festival and Sierra Vista Art Center to host a two-day extravaganza in downtown Colfax Saturday and Sunday. Artists and performers from all over Placer County gather to show their artistry and put on performances at this family-friendly event.

The festival begins at 3 p.m. Friday with the opening of the June Art Walk at numerous participating business venues. Other businesses are expected to stay open as well, until 8 p.m., for the additional downtown weekend visitors.

On Saturday, the Colfax Art Walk reopens for a second day in conjunction with the Fire & Steel Festival and other special events at Sierra Vista Art Center.

The greatly anticipated annual Fire & Steel Festival features live music, gift and food vendors, an art car parade, fire dancers and art of all kinds. Costumes or "burner-wear" are a must. The kid-friendly Fire & Steel Festival opens at high noon with many exciting activities occupying much of the downtown outdoor area and continues until 11 p.m. The Sierra Vista Art Center hosts live artist demos and an art auction. At 3 p.m., the Colfax Art Walk returns for a repeat presentation of the previous day.

As an added attraction, the Greek Bistro presents the dynamic musical duo Soulful Touch from Chicago Park/Grass Valley from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and the group Soft Bombs from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday with retro-techno dance beats.

For a complete list of venues and featured artists, view the online map at You can also pick up a free map at any of the participating businesses in Colfax, marked prominently by red "Colfax Art Walk" signs.