‘Final Friday Art Walk’ to kick off summer season with artists, musicians and historic walking tour

The Washburn Family Band will be among the featured performers at the Cedar City Council's first "Final Friday Art Walk" of the season in downtown Cedar City, Utah, on June 28, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Arts Council’s first “Final Friday Art Walk” of the 2019 season will take place Friday evening.

Collage showing various performers at a previous “Final Friday Art Walk.” The first art walk of the 2019 season will take place in downtown Cedar City, Utah, on June 28, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News / Cedar City News

In addition to the open galleries, the event will feature multiple performing artists, including the Washburn Family Band, Cedar Mountain Duo, Southern Utah Handbell Choir, Jay Jackson, Bill and Loretta Westbrook, Adam Kadmon, Sofie Scaletta and Late Night Brass.

The evening promises to be “a fun-filled event for the entire family,” according to a recent news release from the arts council. Taking place from 5-8 p.m., the June event is the first of four monthly “Final Friday” art walks planned this summer, with the other three scheduled for July 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 27.

A diverse lineup of artists will kick off June’s event, with various performances happening at several locations.

There will be artist demonstrations and exhibits from the Sagebrush Fiber Artisans Guild on the lawn at 100 West and Center, including displays by Andrew Baruffi, Steven Dunn, Larry Laskowski, Hanna Dawson, Cab Creations, Lydia Brescia and Sunshine Pearl Dives Jewelry. Performances will be presented throughout the evening in designated locations.

The Cedar Mountain Duo and The Southern Utah Handbell Choir will be performing at the Southern Utah Museum of Art, with Megan Nelson painting on site. Sofie Scaletta will perform at ArtWorks gallery and Red Acre Farm will have farm-made goodies available. Natalie Young’s “almost rural” photographs will be exhibited at Artisans Gallery, which will be hosting musicians Bill and Loretta Westbrook and Adam Kadmon.

Late Night Brass will be between IG Winery and Park Place on Center Street, and the Washburn Family Band will be near the featured artists at the corner of 100 West Center.  Also, Joey Favino will be doing art demonstrations at Stone Path with Jay Jackson providing music.

Also featured that same evening will be a free historic downtown walking tour led by local historian Ryan Paul, starting at 7:30 p.m. Those desiring to take the tour should meet at the corner of Center and Main Street next to the Boomer’s building. All are welcome and pictures and questions are encouraged. For more information contact Paul at Frontier Homestead State Park, 435-586-9290.

For updates about featured artists and musicians, visit the Cedar City Art Walk Facebook page.

The Final Friday Art Walks are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Additionally, the featured art exhibits are open throughout the summer.

“Celebrate our city’s arts and culture this summer by bringing your family and friends to the Art Walk; we hope to see you there!” the news release added.

Event details

  • What: Cedar City Arts Council’s “Final Friday Art Walk.”
  • When:  Friday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Cedar City, from Artisan’s Gallery to SUMA along University Boulevard and down 100 West at participating Art Walk locations.
  • For more information, email cedarcityartscouncil@gmail.com or visit the Cedar City Art Walk Facebook page.

Written by SHAY BARUFFI-JENSEN.

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