‘Final Friday Art Walk’ kicks off with exhibits, demonstrations and live music

The Washburn Family Band performs in downtown Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of the Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Downtown Cedar City will come alive with free art exhibits, live music and other entertainment starting this Friday and continuing on the last Friday of each month through September.

Map courtesy of Cedar City Arts Council website, St. George News / Cedar City News | Click to enlarge

Now in its fifth year, the “Final Friday Art Walk” will run from 5-8 p.m. and is sponsored by the Cedar City Arts Council.

There will be eight participating locations in a concentrated area, primarily on University Boulevard between Main Street and 3oo West. Exhibits and live music also will be available along 100 West.

All of the participating businesses and galleries are located in or near the downtown area and within walking distance of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University. The monthly events are free, and the exhibits are open throughout the summer.

This Friday’s walk will feature artist demonstrations and exhibits from the Sagebrush Fiber Artisans Guild on the lawn at 100 West and Center Street, carved wood bowls by Steven Dunn, horsehair bracelets and paintings by Carole Foster and art by Joey Favino, Andy Levine and more.

At the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Yidan Guo will be doing watercolor demonstrations, and there will be “make-n-take” activities in the museum’s classroom. Light refreshments will be available.

“Final Friday Art Walk” montage, dates and locations not specified | Image by Kinda Kiley, courtesy of the Cedar City Arts Council, St. George News / Cedar City News

Musical performances will include the violin and guitar duo, Lindsay and Stan Szczesny at Stone Path from 5-6 p.m. and Lindsay Szczesny’s violin students at Stone Path from 6-7 p.m.

The Washburn Family Bluegrass Band will be at Artisans Gallery from 5-6 p.m., and April MacPherson and Steven Swift of Mountaintop Sound will be performing from 6-7 p.m. Sofie Scaletta, who sings and plays ukulele and guitar, is set for Art Works.

The Storytellers band will be playing at the Southern Utah Museum of Art plaza.

IG Winery will be hosting the 3hattrio band with folk music and more.

Subsequent “Final Friday Art Walk” events will be held July 27, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28 from 5-8 p.m.

For updates about featured artists and musicians, visit the Cedar City Art Walk Facebook page or website.

Event details

  • What: 5th Annual Cedar City Art Walk.
  • When: Friday, June 29, 5-8 p.m. and subsequent final Fridays of each month: July 27, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28.
  • Where: Downtown Cedar City. See map above.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public.

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