Cheyenne Dunn art

Cheyenne Dunn’s artwork is on display this month at Lemolo Cafe.

July’s First Friday ArtWalk celebrates the deep roots and new starts of the summer growing season. Take a look at the early works of the region’s top artists and Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom Festival origins and get an introduction to new uses for antique fabrics, heirloom wearable art and see the debut of some new homegrown artists.

Here’s a look at what’s in store this Friday:

Two Rivers Gallery

102 N. Columbia St., 2riversgallery.com

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

First Friday reception: 5-8 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Music provided by Amy Albright on the hammered dulcimer.

John McCabe

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Two Rivers Gallery is showing the work of minimalist artist John McCabe.

McCabe maximizes the minimum in a reflection on meditation and movement. His drawing and painting career spans 35 years and draws from life experiences that include art excursions through central Mexico, public school teaching and fish buying.

Collapse Contemporary Art Gallery

115 S. Wenatchee Ave., facebook.com/collapseartgallery

Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

First Friday reception: 4-9 p.m. Live music by Mike Bills.

Oldies Group Show

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This Phil Yenney painting from 1968 is part of the “Oldies Group Show” at the Collapse Contemporary Art Gallery, showing work completed by local artists before 1980.

Early works (pre-1980) from some of our region’s top artists including Jan Cook Mack, Terry Valdez, Dan McConnell, Russ Hepler, Ruth Allan, Marti Lyttle, Susan Kimmel, Phil Yenney, Robert Wilson, Brad Brisbine, Martha Flores, Joe Bissonnette, Jim Huber and more.

Robert Wilson Solo Exhibit

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Robert Wilson’s abstract work is the subject of a solo show in the lower gallery at Collapse Contemporary Art Gallery.

Robert Wilson’s stunning new series of abstract works in the lower gallery at Collapse is not to be missed. Wilson studied American abstract expressionism and Pacific Northwest art. His style is minimalist and contemporary. He has international exhibitions with paintings in private and corporate art.

Tumbleweed Shop & Studio

105 Palouse St., 423-4722, tumbleweedbeadco.com

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m.

Heirloom Apparel and Design

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Shelby Campbell’s Heirloom Apparel and Design creates wearable art. Her work is featured at Tumbleweed Shop & Studio for this month’s First Friday ArtWalk.

Wenatchee artist Shelby Campbell started Heirloom Apparel and Design in 2017, focusing on creating art that is touchable, wearable and approachable, including T-shirts, hoodies, stickers and art prints. Her work is created from hand-painted and hand-drawn designs that start as pen sketches or watercolor, gouache or acrylic paintings. Each piece is inspired by the colors, landscapes and life lived in the Pacific Northwest.

Designer Floors 


19 N. Wenatchee Ave., 664-9021

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

First Friday reception: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m

Handmade terracotta tiles

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These colorful handmade terracotta tiles are part of Designer Floors’ First Friday ArtWalk feature.

Bright, bold and colorful, these 4x4 handmade tiles from Mexico are sure to delight. Each one has its own artistic characteristics. Mix and match to your heart’s desire … the possibilities are endless.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

127 S. Mission St., wenatcheevalleymuseum.org

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Blossom Days Remembered

Since the initial celebration in 1920, the Apple Blossom Festival has produced some beautiful, entertaining and amusing artifacts, thousands of which are now a part of the museum’s permanent collection. Blossom Days Remembered invites festival lovers of all ages to learn about the evolution of this iconic festival through the decades with displays of gowns, crowns and other memorabilia.

The Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society Library, next to the museum, also will be open in the evening for the First Friday Downtown Art Walk. The library contains resources for researching family history, with librarians on hand to provide assistance as needed.

Ye Olde Bookshoppe

11 Palouse St., 888-6306, yeoldbooks.com

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m.

Mystic North and T’s Bees

Mystic North and T's Bees are combining forces for an amazing summer display of handmade jewelry and sparkly treasures, along with bath and body products using honey and beeswax from their bees.

Lemolo Cafe & Deli

114 N. Wenatchee Ave.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

First Friday reception: Until 6 p.m.

Cheyenne Dunn

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Cheyenne Dunn’s painting “Feeling a Little Blue” is part of the exhibit featured in July at Lemolo Cafe.

Wenatchee native Cheyenne Dunn, 23, is publicly displaying her digital, oil and acrylic paintings for the first time at Lemolo Cafe. Dunn got her start with boredom doodles in the classroom and was encouraged by her friends to take it to the next level. Her art varies in styles and subjects as she continues to experiment with new techniques and mediums, but she focuses on living creatures, often involving humans and nature. Her art will be on display and available for purchase throughout the month.

Mission St. Commons

218 S. Mission St., www.missionstcommons.com

Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

First Friday reception: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photography, paintings and more

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The photography of Duff Bangs is displayed at Mission St. Commons.

Mission St. Commons co-working members will present a joint exhibition for July’s First Friday ArtWalk. A variety of media will be presented, including photography by Duff Bangs, paintings by Alex Jacobs-Nicholls and a few surprises.

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

137 N. Wenatchee Ave., wenatchee.org, 662-2116

First Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m.

Reds, whites and the blues

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Artie Bowman’s paintings can be found at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Tasting Room Friday.

Cheers to red wines, white wines and blues at the Chamber Tasting Room's First Friday event, featuring Martin Scott Winery wines and the beautiful art of local artist Artie Bowman. This is a family-friendly event with refreshments for the kids. The wine-tasting fee is $10.

RadarStation

115 S. Wenatchee Ave., radarstationart.com

Gallery hours: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

First Friday reception: 5 to 9 p.m.

McKenna Ihde

McKenna Ihde is a mixed-media painter whose technique of adhering antique fabrics and paper to canvas was born from her love of thrifting. She aims to restore beauty in what others discard.

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