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May 2nd Art Walk kicks off a month of Wenatchee's Arts

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Wenatchee's May Art
May Poster Image: Column Artist: Lindsay Breidenthal Installation: Continuing Invitational Venue: MAC Gallery on Wenatchee Valley College Campus About: This invitational show highlights and honors the range of excellent exhibiting local artists and art educators who take art classes at WVC. Their presence in our courses enriches the atmosphere and enhances the experiences of our more traditional students.

May Participating Venues

The purpose:  By joining many individual venues into an organized art walk, we believe a collective effort magnifies community interest and cultural awareness in the arts.

 

The goal:  To move people throughout multiple participating venues; exposing venues to new patrons and patrons to new art … which in turn, provides more opportunities for our artists working in their many different art forms.

MAC Gallery on WVC Campus
New Music & Arts Center on WVC Campus 5th St.   
sbailey@wvc.edu  
http://www.wvc.edu/directory/departments/musicandartcenter/MAC%20Gallery.asp
Open during building hours
Artists’ Opening Reception: 5 – 7 pm
This invitational show highlights and honors the range of excellent exhibiting local artists and art educators who take art classes at WVC.  Their presence in our courses enriches the atmosphere and enhances the experiences of our more traditional students.  Includes work by Adele Little-Caemmerer, Cynthia Neely, Dan McConnell, Lindsay Breidenthal, Michael McClun, karen dawn dean, Niki Stewart, among others.

Pybus Public Market
3 N. Worthen St
www.pybusmarket.org
Sun-Th:8am-9pm, F – Sat: 8am-10pm
First Fridays 5 – 8 pm
The Event Center at Pybus warmly welcomes you to their second fine art exhibit. Come see a wide variety of Wenatchee Valley’s finest artwork on display in a room that allows you to really step back. The large exhibit room allows artist participants from Art Lover’s Sunday to show their work in a very spacious setting. All types and styles of artwork are showcased.

Lemolo Café & Deli 
114 N. Wenatchee Ave.  
lemolodeli@gmail.com
Sun-Th:11 - 4, F-Sat:11 - 8ish
First Fridays: ‘til 8-ish
Shen Leidigh presents “Paintings of The Return” a series of oil painting inspired by his return to the Wenatchee valley after a ten year absence. The paintings feature primarily local animals and scenery in a spare modernist style. 

Robert Graves Gallery on WVC Campus 
1300 5th St, Wenatchee, WA (Sexton Hall, WVC off 9th St)
http://www.robertgravesgallery.org
M: 8 am - Noon & 4 – 7 pm
T, W, Th: 9 am - 1 pm, F: 5 – 7pm
This show opens May 5th
The annual WVC Student Art Exhibition provides a showcase for the variety of talents, media, and ideas of the WVC students.  The show has something for everyone, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, and mixed-media works.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 
127 South Mission St.  
www.wvmcc.org
T-Sat:10 – 4
First Fridays (FREE Admissions): 10 am - 8 pm
The museum is featuring a donation by Dale and Leslie Chihuly in memory of Dale’s aunt, Marie Magnuson. “Pacific Sunrise Macchia” is displayed with nine other Chihuly glass pieces including three from the 1970s.

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce   
1 S. Wenatchee Ave.
www.wenatchee.org 
M – F: 9-5, Sat - Sun: 11-5 
First Fridays Reception: 5  – 8 pm
Sharp contrasts and monolithic images in Robert Wilson’s work come from nature and ideas about the universality of art. He uses opalescent light, interrupted and broken lines, mud-flat browns and heavy planes of dark but vibrant color, exploring emotion through imagination. Art demands creativity and encourages exploration of new ideas.

Art on the Avenues
www.artontheavenues.org
Around Wenatchee, enjoy 83 sculptures, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Caffè Mela 
17 N. Wenatchee Ave.   
www.caffemela.com
M - F: 7 - 6, Sat - Sun: 8 - 4, 
This First Fridays: Open ‘til 6 PM
Brent & Tamara Rust bring you different vignettes of intimate portraits across various styles including up close tattoos, sport centered images, and personal moments in time.

Flyers and walking maps at participating venues.
Printable PDF of flyers at: http://wendowntown.org/events/first-fridays
Contact: wffs.artwalk2@gmail.com

 

Online blog: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/blogs/category/arts/
For more images: http://wenatcheefirstfridaysartswalk.tumblr.com/