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Ring in the holidays and Wenatchee First Fridays Arts Walk, Friday Dec. 6th 5 - 7 PM

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December Poster image: (detail) “Puppet, Gloria & McClun” Artist: Terry Valdez Installation: Grunewald Guild “Wholly Family” Venue: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
From WVC’s modern MAC Gallery cube to St. Luke’s sandstone sanctuary, the arts to be discovered during your December self-guided arts tour are rich and varied.  Ring in the holidays with a handbell ensemble at the Chamber’s showroom; view hundreds of small bronze sculptures by area 5th graders in the Museum’s Beauty of Bronze installation; explore the contemporary work of two visiting painting professors at the MAC Gallery on Campus; indulge your senses in a beautiful stone church; or stop in Wenatchee’s two favorite coffeehouses, where you can quench your thirst as you enjoy their art installation.  December 6th Arts Walk Participating Venues

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
428 King St., Wenatchee 
509-662-5635  
stlukes@nwi.net
First Friday Artist Reception: 5 – 7pm

It is always a visual delight to step inside this lovely old sandstone church. During this Advent season, St. Luke’s is hosting Grunewald Guild’s travelling art exhibition; this year celebrating the theme “Wholly Family.”  The 18 pieces of this exhibit are selected works by the Guild’s staff. Grunewald Guild, located in Plain, WA serves as a retreat center for the exploration of art, faith and the mystery of creation.  

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 
127 South Mission St.
509-888-6240
www.wvmcc.org
T-Sat: 10-4, 
First Fridays (FREE Admissions): 10-7
Closing Reception: 5 – 7 PM

Each year hundreds of bronze sculptures are created by Wenatchee Valley 5th Graders, instructed by Kevin Pettelle and assisted by numerous volunteers during the Beauty of Bronze event. This project of Art on the Avenues, in partnership with area School Districts, is proudly displayed at the museum. Join us in supporting our young student artists!

 
Lemolo Café & Deli
114 N. Wenatchee Ave.
509-664-6576
lemolodeli@gmail.com
Sun-Th:11-4, F-Sat:11-8ish
First Fridays ‘til 8-ish                                                                      

This month in Lemolo, the paintings of Martha Flores. Born in Guatemala and raised in El Salvador, Flores earned her Master’s in Fine Art at California State University at Los Angeles. She has taught art in California and Washington for over thirty years and has exhibited in several galleries, museums and other venues in the Northwest for the past twenty-one years. 


MAC Gallery at WVC
New Music & Arts Center on WVC Campus 5th St .www.wvc.edu/directory/departments/musicandartcenter/MAC%20Gallery.asp
Open during building hours
First Fridays: 5-7 PM

“Cynthia Camlin & Elise Richman: Each Form Overflows its Present” With painterly processes evoking water, ice, and geological processes, WWU and UPS professors display abstract representations of the material world, driven by ecological concerns.  Exhibition continues through December 12.


Caffè Mela
17 N. Wenatchee Ave.
509-888-0374
www.caffemela.com
M,W,Th,F: 7-6, 
Tues Jazz Nite:‘til 9 pm, 
Sat - Sun: 8-4, 
Dec. First Friday: ‘til 6 PM

Still Lifes at Mela. Two Wenatchee artists explore the genre of still-life painting. Jan Cook Mack’s oils are outdoor studies of pebbles from a Plein Air painting trip to Glacier National Park. Vicki DeRooy’s “My Life in Prismacolor” pencil drawings are of common-place room interiors, laced with symbols, light, shadow, pattern and color. Open ‘til 6 PM

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce 
1 S. Wenatchee Ave.
509 662-2116
www.wenatchee.org
M – F: 9-5, Sat - Sun: 11-5
Tasting Room, Daily; 11-5
First Friday: 5-7pm 

Ring in the season with the First United Methodist Handbell Ensemble, starting at 5:30 PM. Jan Cook Mack’s “Snow…paintings from Mission Ridge” continues in the Chamber showroom. Jan Cook Mack grew up in the United States and Taiwan, and received her Fine Arts degree from Bennington College in Vermont.  She established herself as an artist in New York City before moving to eastern Washington State in 1986. 

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Art on the Avenues 
509-662-0059
www.artontheavenues.org

Enjoy 83 sculptures, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their website has information about the artists and their work. Pick up a walk map from their kiosk in the Fountain Plaza, outside the Performing Arts Center.

 

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