Jerome Art Walk promises artistic delight

Derryl Day, in the Old Jerome High School Building B, is a master painter of the Grand Canyon and desert landscapes. Visit his studio during the July 3rd Jerome Art Walk.

Derryl Day, in the Old Jerome High School Building B, is a master painter of the Grand Canyon and desert landscapes. Visit his studio during the July 3rd Jerome Art Walk.

First Saturday Jerome Art Walk Celebrates the Fourth of July weekend in artistic style as galleries and studios open the doors for an evening of summertime enchantment.

From the lively Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery at the other end of town, delightful surprises abound in this artist colony high on Cleopatra Hill.

Restaurants will be offering delicious fare and the charming hotels and Bed and Breakfasts will be welcoming visitors on this holiday weekend. Cool evenings at a mile high beckon guests from the steamy Arizona valleys and lovely art is as much a draw as the respite from the heat.

The town shuttle offers free transportation all evening so be prepared to park and let someone else do the driving, if you choose not to walk.

With 26 galleries and studios all open in this magical town, one of a kind art is everywhere. Festivities on July 3rd begin at 5 p.m. with doors open until at least 8 p.m.. Also on Saturday, July 3rd, from 5-8 p.m., the socially conscious rock band, 2 SUNS will perform their original music and rockin' the beautiful city of Jerome, in the middle park during Art Walk.

This concert is free and all ages are welcome.

For more information visit www.jeromeartwalk.com or call Donna @(928) 649-2277. A sampling of what is in store for the art lover follows.

Cody DeLong Studio will have some of Cody's new Grand Canyon paintings on display during Art Walk this month. All the Moab Studies sold during Art Walk last month. Cody also has some new Aspen paintings freshly framed and ready for your home. As always Cody will be working on a new painting during Art Walk so stop in and see what's new. Cody DeLong Studio - 300 Hull Ave. in Jerome next to the Visitor's Center. CodyDeLong.com

For the July 3rd Jerome Art Walk, Pura Vida Gallery debuts new leather nude torsos by Phoenix artist Rick Espring. Each torso is hand sculpted and is realistic in appearance. Leave it to Pura Vida Gallery to always be pushing the limits with its nudes. Join us for our infamous champagne and chocolate reception from 5-8pm on the evening of the Art Walk.

Celebrate your independence with fashions from independent designers at The Fool on the Hill -- a gallery of wonderful things. From patch worked silk sundresses to hand printed tops, we have you covered! Come join us for a cold drink and cookies from 5-8. Located at 507B Main Street in Jerome. 928-649-0334 http://www.thefoolonthehill.com

Magpie -- a wearable arts gallery -- celebrates the summer with a fresh crop of cool summer clothing and jewelry pieces. Designer Christy Fisher has some great new tops in the shop and our signature line of organic fragrances has some refreshing blends just for you! Join us for a taste of wine from 5-8. Magpie is located at 510 Main Street in Jerome. 928-649-0295 www.magpiejerome.com

Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes and Art Glass presents a Peek-A-Box kaleidoscope by Mark Tickle. This completely new concept combines a scope with a shadowbox. As you peer into the side of this 9" long rectangular scope, it seems to be a hollow box with only a beautiful lamp worked glass dragonfly floating in the center. But, by looking in the 2 1/2-inch square end of the scope, what unfolds is a large 6-point kaleidoscopic mandala. How can that be?.. are you kidding?... the box is hollow! Or so it appears. The mirror system is actually concealed by an amazing optical illusion. Peek- A- Box is only one of many magical wonders by North Carolina artist Marc Tickle on display, for play, at Nellie Bly- where ingenuity is always plentiful.

At Jerome Bead Creations, Suzann Trout will feature new pieces featuring- what else- but 'fish' of bronze and silver. Both she and Suzy Mound will have a great selection of original earrings. Cool, sparkling punch and Suzy's homemade 'turtles' will be served.

The Stain of Politics rears its yearly head for the third time at Gallery 527 in Jerome. Gallery artists comment on the world around us in glass, ceramic, pen and ink, photography and painting. Special guests William and Dave Ward will read poetry, ASU student Joe Ward displays two new cartoons and newest Jerome artist Michael Gallagher will show his cartoon magic for the first time in Jerome. Gallagher is well known for his work for Mad Magazine, Marvel and Cracked. Dave Rentz returns to the gallery with his array of fascinating instruments.

The Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery continues its fascinating members show titled "Dreams." With endless possibilities to interpret the theme, and with over 30 unique and individual artists participating, this show is guaranteed to provide you with a delightful experience. Art works exhibited will be in a variety of media including fiber, wood, ceramic, painting, photography, mixed media, jewelry and wearable art.

At Canyon Fine Art Gallery, Dave and Jan return from a month long hiatus. Come join the festivities at the Old Jerome High School, or see Dave's fine landscape paintings at www.dhaskellart.com

Rick Hernandez and his 19-year-old son Ricky have unique custom creations in 14k gold and Sterling Silver at Jerome's Jewelry, 114 Jerome Avenue, right across from Jerome Gallery. Specialty pieces using Drusy, Stingray Hide, Arizona Peridot and Fire Agate are among the collection along with Australian Opal, Diamonds and Tanzanite.

Quince Grill and Cantina will be featuring Jim Corrigan and his show "Vintage Reflections"; mirrors crafted of vintage fabric and reclaimed wood. Nowhere and Whisky girl will be performing that night. Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3rd.

For more information on First Saturday Jerome Art Walk visit jeromeartwalk.com or call Donna at 649-2277.

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