By Jane Warnock
First Friday Art Walk Coordinator
September Art Walk happenings are lining up nicely 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 Mr. John Lowery presenting Photographic Art depicting details of local music festival Lucille. The Gallery Tone is set with live Cello (Nebraska Shawn), Opera (Diva Jordan Bowman), and Library Rock (Pinky Box) on the city sidewalk.
The Museum of Clean, 711 S. 2nd, to host artist Jeannie Anderson a graduate of ISU. Second Chance Saturday 10 – 5:00 pm
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 in the loft until 10:30pm.
Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, will be hosting local artist Jane Guidinger. She features landscapes in oil. Some will be framed and some unframed. Stop in and visit Friday or 2ND. Chance Saturday
Westside Old Town
The Shady Lady, 655 N. Arthur, will be showing artwork by Ron Lewis.
Firehouse Gallery, 210 N. Arthur, Stan and Sharon Gates invite you to join them for the debut opening of the new Firehouse Gallery, located on the main floor of the historic firehouse. The evening will feature art by a variety of local artists. The exterior of the building is home to the mural “Running Free,” by Christopher Doucette. Be sure to plan to stay following Art Walk for the relighting celebration of the historic Indian Head neon sign. The celebration will begin at 8:30pm on the grass at the Pocatello High School auditorium and gym. The sign will be turned on at 9pm and will once again shine brightly in Old Town Pocatello
The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., will host “Creative Visions” which features all media and imaginations. Also featured is the Legacy Project with William White’s beautiful wood carvings
done throughout the past years. Information for the Sagebrush Arts Fest will be available.
The Purple Moon, 218 N. Main St., to welcome author Russell Pike who will have copies of “Expected Difficulties,” an introductory short story to his new Steampunk inspired action adventure series “Under the Nine Suns.” Bob Beason will be drawing caricatures and displaying his fantasy artwork.
Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main St., New Location!! To welcome jeweler Jessica Fuechse, The Glitter Granary. She will be making spoon rings to order during the Art Walk. People are welcome to bring a piece of silverware (people can bring a sentimental piece so that they can have it made into a ring or she will have a wide variety of silver-plate for people to choose from. She also has other types of jewelry that will be available. There will be refreshments..
DeckadencE Board Shoppe, 326 W. Center St., will be hosting graffiti artist Dre Munsell
Gate City Fine Arts Gallery, 315 W. Center St., will feature painter Nolan Parson.
The Orange and Black Store, 103 S. Main St., welcomes In The Raw Creations, by Spencer Williams. Unique creation in wood and repurposed materials. Refreshments will be served.
The Whitman Building, 122 S. Main, will host the Bannock County Historical Museum featuring historic information about Pocatello High School to commemorate the relighting of the Indian neon sign.