‘Final Friday Gallery Stroll’ brings art, music, exhibits; 15 stops on the walk

Frehner Museum, located at the Cedar City Art Walk, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Arts Council invites the community to participate in the first of three “Final Friday Gallery Strolls” Friday from 5-8 p.m. as part of the “2015 Cedar City Art Walk.”

Cedar City Art Walk map | Image courtesy of Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News
Cedar City Art Walk map | Image courtesy of Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News | Click image to enlarge

The free walk features collaborations between artists, local businesses and galleries located in or near downtown Cedar City. Brochures are available at the Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau Visitor’s Center or any of the participating locations.

During the “Final Friday Gallery Strolls,” the community is encouraged to enjoy and support the local art festivities Cedar City has to offer by visiting the 15 walk locations.

Information will be available at the Southern Utah University Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts in front of the SUU alumni house. At the information booth, visitors can participate in giveaways and learn more about exciting things in the art community.

Participants are encouraged to begin the walk on the east side of town at the Heritage Center, 105 N. 100 East, and walk west on Center Street and University Blvd toward SUU campus and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, ending at any of the locations on campus.

Participants are encourage to begin the walk on the east side of town at the Heritage Center, 105 N. 100 East, and walk west on Center Street and University Blvd towards SUU campus and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, ending at any of the locations on campus. The "Final Friday Gallery Strolls" are deliberately scheduled right before the Utah Shakespeare Festival performances, giving participants an opportunity for an exceptionally diverse arts and culture experience this summer. The "2015 Cedar City Art Walk" and the "Final Friday Gallery Strolls" are free.
Illustrator Zak Mitchell displaying his cartoon images at Main Street Books, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News

The “2015 Cedar City Art Walk” and the “Final Friday Gallery Strolls” are free.

Exhibits

Illustrator Zak Mitchell will be showing off his cartooning skills at Main Street Books.

At Poser’s Place, designer and illustrator Jessica Gerlach will demonstrate the letterpress printing process. She will also give visitors the opportunity to print their own letterpress item.

In the grass area next to the El Rey Inn & Suites, Chip Wiggin will demonstrate the inking and printing process in traditional relief printmaking.

The Little Brick House Café is hosting photographer Ryan Larson, who will create unique cyanotype photograph prints.

The Randall L. Jones Theatre is featuring the “Adams Theatre 2015 Farewell Exhibit,” a visual tribute to the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Posers Place
Poser’s Place will feature designer and illustrator Jessica Gerlach as she demonstrates the letterpress printing process, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News

The “Southern Utah Art Invitational Exhibition & Sale” opens at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on June 26, with the opening reception scheduled during the gallery stroll.

While at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, stop by the R. Haze Hunter Conference Center at SUU to see James Dalrymple’s photographic portraits from his travels around the world.

A new addition to the 2015 art walk is the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, which is featuring two artists: Larry Laskowski and Joey Favino. Both artists will be present during the Final Friday, demonstrating their painting techniques and visiting with guests.

Food, music

Artisans of Cedar City Art Gallery will have light refreshments from 5-7 p.m., along with food trucks at the grass area next to El Rey Inn & Suites for those looking for a bite to eat.

The Artisans of Cedar City Art Gallery will feature the Neil Simon Players performing from 5-7 p.m. Art Kaufman will be performing throughout the evening at the Little Brick House Café. Steve Downs and his band will perform Hawaiian music from 5-6 p.m. at the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History.

Event details

  • What: “Final Friday Gallery Stroll”
  • When: Friday, June 26, 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Cedar City, Art Walk locations
  • Cedar City Arts Council website

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