“Sunset East of Round Rock” by Carol Boldwill be on display at Framed Images during the first Moab Art Walk of the 2013 season on Saturday, April 13. [Courtesy Moab Art Walk]

Downtown merchants and the Moab Arts and Recreation Center are sponsoring the first Art Walk of the 2013 season from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 13.

Art lovers are encouraged to take a leisurely stroll through town to view a variety of fine art and handmade crafts, enjoy refreshments and mingle with local and visiting artists.

Most exhibits will be displayed throughout April.

There are six art walks each year. The next two this spring will be held May 11 and June 8. The art walks will continue this fall on Sept. 14, Oct. 14 and Nov. 9.

Moab Arts and Recreation Center

111 E. 100 North

Melinda Redd lives on a cattle ranch with her husband and sons. Her photographs capture the American West; working cowboys; subtly exotic desert blooms; spirited animals and spectacular ranch scenery.

The Edge Gallery

137 N. Main St.

The Edge Gallery features fine art landscape photography by Bret Edge. Each photograph is presented as a breathtaking canvas wrap or archival plaque mount in an open, contemporary gallery space.

Savage Spirit!

87 N. Main St.

Janet Leroy has always had a love of nature. Her detailed portraits of animals on feathers reflect her passion. She pays special attention to the eyes, which in her opinion, gives the animals its spirit. Leroy also creates leather bags which she paints and decorates with natural gemstones.

Back of Beyond Books

83 N. Main St.

Moab local Julia Buckwalter has always been in love with the desert. Her oil paintings are activated by a mental blending brush, influenced by a lifetime of travel around the Southwest. “The open road, desert clouds, watching a rock wall or flower – these are the passions of my art.”

Framed Image Fine Art and Framing

59 E. Center St.

Framed Image kicks off the spring season with a group show featuring paintings from new artists: Carol Bold, Adeline Guay, and Mark Knudsen, as well as new oils from Rachel Pettit, jewelry by Wendy Newman and glass by Kyle Kraiter.

Overlook Gallery

83 E. Center St.

The Overlook Gallery now houses the working studios of local landscape painters James McKew and Tim J. Morse. Check out the workspace and view works in progress, as well as recently completed studio and plein air paintings.