On Saturday, Sept. 13, the opportunity for residents and tourists alike to browse a wide array of local art awaits at the Moab Art Walk.
From 6 to 9 p.m., participating venues will showcase local art work with artists on hand to mingle will guests. September’s Art Walk participants include: The Edge Gallery; Triassic Moab; Framed Image Art; The Gallery Moab; Moonflower Market; The Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC); the Museum of Moab; and Moab Classic Bike.
The Moab Art Walk takes place the second saturday of April, May and June during spring and September, October and November during fall.
“Moab Art Walk features local artists and receptions where you can hang around the most interesting people in Moab, view new artwork, and share a refreshment with your favorite artists,” according to moabartwalk.com. “… Galleries open doors after-hours so people can get peeks at studios, shops, and mingle with the creators themselves.”
At The Edge Gallery, 137 N. Main St., one can view landscape and adventure photographs by local professional photographer Bret Edge. Edge’s photos are available as fine art prints. He enjoys going on challenging assignments. Edge also offers both private and group photography workshops in Moab and throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
From there, one can continue half a block south to The Gallery Moab, 87 N. Main St., a member-owned gallery of about 20 local artists, which will be showing works from September featured artists Sarah Hamingson, Victoria Fugit and Marsha Modine.
Hamingson was the 2013 Community Artist in the Parks, and will feature paintings of Canyonlands National Park in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Fugit is a painter who works almost exclusively with pastels because of the richness and depth of color available and the freedom the medium offers, she said on her website.
“Traveling out into the wilds of our country with a sketchbook, camera and my dog is like living in heaven,” she said.
Modine’s work involves “interpreting Moab area arches in pastel.” One of her works features Broken Arch.
“I had no idea why the name Broken Arch until the day when the shadows showed me,” she said. “Nature speaks to those who listen, and some of us speak back.”
Further down Main Street, Triassic Moab, 7 N. Main St., will showcase photographs by Jenni Urbanczyk.
“Inspired by her experiences in small-town America, these photos illustrate the odd, unique and colorful photos one would only find in a small town,” according to the Art Walk website.
After a left turn at Center Street, Framed Image Art’s doors will be open at 59 E. Center St, where it will feature contemporary regional art. Framed Image is a custom frame shop and fine art gallery with paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics, glass art and handmade jewelry on display.
Right next door to Framed Image is Moab Classic Bike, 69 E. Center St., where classic bikes and locally handcrafted bikes by Blaze Bicycles are sold. Also on display will be art by Tim McAllister.
Moab Classic Bike’s services include Bike Fit, custom bicycles, stems and handle bars, racks, draze on disc-tab conversion for classic bikes, custom paint and full restoration.
Another half-block down and across the street, Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center St. tells the story of Moab past with photos and artifacts.
From the museum, returning northbound for a block, the MARC, 111 E. 100 North, will announce the winner and display entries from its Canyonlands National Park 50th Anniversary art contest.
From there, about a block west back toward Main Street, the Moonflower Market, 39 E. 100 North, will feature the diverse works of sisters Madeline and Andrea Savarese.
Madeline Savarese recently earned a degree from Westminster College with an emphasis in printmaking, while Andrea Savarese is currently studying art and psychology at the University of Utah.
The September Moab Art Walk takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event is free and open to the public.
I had no idea why the name Broken Arch until the day when the shadows showed me. Nature speaks to those who listen, and some of us speak back.
September event features eight venues with diverse artistic styles
What: Moab Art Walk
When: Saturday, Sept. 13, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Eight participating galleries in downtown Moab