Moab’s final Art Walk of the spring season will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., with receptions or art openings at nine different venues.
The Framed Image at 59 E. Center St. is one of the participating galleries. Owner Logan Hansen will host a reception to introduce visitors to featured artist Julia Buckwalter, a Moab resident known for her sweeping landscapes and majestic skies.
“(Art Walk is) a festive, good social event,” Hansen said. “It’s a chance to meet the artists and support local businesses.”
Other featured artists and galleries include mixed-media artist and jewelry designer Christina Minasian, along with painter Karen C. Fisher, at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North. Tom Till Gallery at 61 N. Main St. will display owner Tom Till’s iconic image of Delicate Arch, which will soon be featured on a postage stamp.
Native American kachina carver Harry Bert will be at Lema’s Kokopelli Gallery, 70 N. Main St., and abstract oil painter Helen Becker is the featured artist at the Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center St.
In other highlights, Sara Amarie of Life Connection Studio will lead a Moab Art Walk event at Moonflower Community Cooperative, 39 E. 100 North.
Meanwhile, handcrafted pecan wood bowls and platters by Delger Erdenesanaa can be seen at Triassic, 7 N. Main St.
At 87 N. Main St., Gallery Moab will be hosting a reception for guest artist photographer Dave Manley. Robin Straub is the gallery’s featured artist for the month. Moab Made, 82 N. Main St., will show photography, jewelry, and clothing, and will host a fashion show at 7 p.m.
Toward the end of Moab Art Walk, starting around 8:45 p.m., there will be a fire-dancing performance at the MARC. Dance Moab’s Second Saturday Social Dance Showcase will also take place that evening at the MARC.
Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., with dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m. Attendees can choose between two types of dances: the Latin bachata with the champions of Utah’s King and Queen of Bachata competition, or an all-ages blues lesson with Kira “Red” Withrow.
There will be several performances starting at 9:15 p.m. by the San Diego-based Suave Dance Company; the Utah King and Queen of Bachata; and Durango Dancing with the Stars runners-up Charlotte Lenssen and Aaron Collins.
Additionally, there will be social dancing until 11 p.m., with a choice between Latin-style dancing, such as salsa, bachata and kizomba; or, in another room, swing, blues and lindy-hop dancing.
The $10 fee for adults (or $5 for dancers 15 and younger) goes to help fund the Moab Salsa Bachata Festival in November, which is free for all veterans, said Dance Moab owner Aurita “Hurricane Rita” Maldonado.
As an added enticement, people who visit all nine art venues and have their punch cards punched will be able to enter a drawing for a gift certificate at Bella Sol Spa – for a free facial treatment.
Moab Art Walk will start up again on the second Saturday of the month in September, after a hiatus in July and August.
Nine venues to participate in June 11 event
What: Moab Art Walk
Where: Nine venues in downtown Moab
When: Saturday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Information: moabartwalk.com, or 435-259-6272