by Jane Warnock, First Friday Art Walk Coordinator
August Art Walk happenings are heating up in Old Town Pocatello on Friday. Come stroll through the Old Town area on Friday and celebrate our art community! From 5-8pm take in the variety of art, live music, fashion and food. 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!
Eastside Old Town
Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market & Farm Table Café, 309 E. Center, will host local artist Tim Norton and his Paintings of Landscapes and Wilderness.
Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, has a store full of artistic finds. Stop in and do some treasure hunting. With back-to-school and the holidays coming up, now is a great time to stop in.
Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st, will feature Aubri Matkin. Aubri is a mixed media artist currently working toward a BFA at Idaho State University. Live music begins at 8:30pm featuring Madrona in the loft until 10:30pm.
Westside Old Town
The Shady Lady, 655 N. Arthur, will be showing Vintage Asian Advertising Prints.
The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., will be hosting the Painting with Photographs show along with the Porcelain Artists of SE Idaho show. A reception will be held in conjunction with the porcelain artists exhibits and demo in the classroom.
Main Street Music, 401 N. Main St., will host artist Brian Chapman with his caricature art and musician Bob Forrest with his awesome Folk Music.
Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main St., will host artist Craig Worth with Cuzzin’s Art & Photo, and a wonderful display of his digital art. Music with be provided by the vocal and guitar students of Dawn Fitzpatrick.
Studio 118, 118 N. Main St., will feature sculptures by Jeff Davies and Jan Smith. Jeff Davies’ sculpture, “Faberge’s Nightmare”, was awarded first place at the 2016 Idaho Falls National Exhibition. Jan Smith has exhibited throughout the state and locally. Her large bronze sculpture “Gateway” is part of the permanent collection at Portneuf Medical Center. She will be showing her most recent work, “Eons”.
The First National, 234 W. Center St., will be featuring original artwork and artistic musings by Joel Mattingly.
DeckadencE Board Shoppe, 326 W. Center St., will be hosting Jiovani Battista Fidanza who is originally from Guadalajara Mexico and his impressionist and expressive works of art.
Gate City Fine Art Gallery, 315 W. Center, will host local artists.
The Orange and Black Store, 103 S. Main St., welcomes Jake from Hard Ride Leather with unique and one of a kind designs. Refreshments will be available. With back-to-school around the corner, be sure to check out all of the ISU Bengal gear, too!