April 2017 First Friday Art Walk in Old Town Pocatello
by Jane Warnock, First Friday Art Walk Coordinator
Spring is in the air and we invite you to come to Historic Old Town Pocatello for Art Walk this Friday from 5-8pm. Along with a variety of art, live music, and food we have a couple of special events planned:
Free Sidewalk Chalk during Art Walk! Plan to bring your entire family to Art Walk and be sure to catch a complimentary ride on the Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley. On board the trolley each child will receive a package of sidewalk chalk. The chalk will include a flyer with information about how to have your kids create a sidewalk chalk art entry for the May Art Walk. Each box of chalk includes 20 colorful pieces perfect for creating fun sidewalk art. Trolley stops will be at the Old Town Pavilion, Pocatello Co-op, Museum of Clean, Citizens Community Bank parking lot on Main Street and Great Harvest Bread Co. Every child that creates a sidewalk chalk drawing during May’s First Friday Art Walk will receive an Old Town T-shirt and a free ice cream cone from Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, along with coupons and information from the merchants in Old Town Pocatello. Be sure your kids get their sidewalk chalk this Friday during Art Walk.
Eggciting Family Fun Easter Egg Extravaganza on Saturday! Old Town is the place to be this Saturday! Participating merchants will have 10,000 Easter Eggs, that’s right, 10,000 eggs filled with fun items for the kids beginning at 11am until all of the eggs are gone. The Easter Bunny will be here, too! Bring the family along with baskets to collect the eggs. Walk shop to shop collecting eggs and great coupons from our merchants. The list of participating merchants is available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.
Art Walk Locations – Eastside Old Town
Museum of Clean, 711 S. 2nd, will host Bob Beason and his art students
Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st, will show printmaking and paintings by Brent Lowman and musical entertainment will be Soul Full of Blues, starting at 9pm.
Pocatello Co-op, 308 E. Center, will be a family affair with Lori Reale’s Up-cycled Jewelry,
Mike Sierra’s Recycled Metal Art and Rene Stephenson’s Crochet and Felting.
Art Walk Locations – Westside Old Town
The Shady Lady, 655 N. Arthur, will be featuring artist Ron Lewis.
The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, will be hosting the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society Annual Judged Show in the gallery. A reception will be held during Art Walk and awards will be displayed on the winners of the show.
American Family Insurance, 427 N. Main, Ste A, will be featuring artist Pennie Wolf.
Main Street Music, 401 N. Main, will host Bob Forrest with his homemade Ukuleles and musician McCaffrey Jones with his original songs on acoustic guitar.
Trinity Episcopal Church, on the corner of Arthur Ave. and W. Lander St., will be featuring Judy Brutz, author. Judy has recently written and had published a new series of books about faith. These books will be available in the church nave during Art Walk. Judy will be there too, so you’ll be able to talk with her and she’ll be happy to sign your copy of any or all of her newly-released books. Refreshments will be served.
Vain & Vintage, 149 N Main, will host Becky Edwards of Every Dash has its Day, whimsical art pieces from vintage china, unique jewelry with rhinestones and tin.
Old Town Mercantile and Antiques, 134 N. Main, will welcome a local artist.
X- Caliber Cuts & Coloring, 123 N. Main St. will be offering karaoke and free bang trimming during Art Walk.
Studio 118, 118 N. Main, will be showing work of local metal artists.
Gates Fine Arts and FishTale Creative in the Kane Building, 315 W. Center, Suite 101. invite all to celebrate In Memoriam the life and art of Craig Worth, Digital Atelier. Learn how we are working to archive and preserve the legacy of Craig’s artwork.
Black Rail Antiques & Collectibles, 312 W. Center, will show a variety of artifacts, paintings, antiques.
Decadence Board Shop, 326 W. Center, will present the mixed-medium artworks of Aryssa Hutchins and will be unveiling their newly renovated space
Orange and Black Store, 123 S. Main, will welcome a local artist.
Mind Your Body, 234 S. Main, April is sexual assault awareness month. Join Aspire Human Services at Mind Your Body to see art from individuals affected by sexual assault violence and to learn more about how to become a voice for change!
After Art Walk, be sure to stay for dinner. Old Town is the center for International Cuisine. Our restaurants are all locally owned and operated and you can taste the difference! Menus include Thai, Japanese, Italian, Greek and Indian, just to name a few. Try something new or enjoy your favorite dish in Old Town Pocatello!