The third season of Cedar City’s Final Fridays Art Walk begins June 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This collaboration between artists, businesses, and galleries takes place during regular business hours all summer. Art demonstrations and live music are set for the final Friday of each month through Sept. 29. This year, Art Walk has 11 exhibiting locations that are centralized along Center Street to 300 West at the Southern Utah Museum of Art.
Final Fridays are gallery strolls that offer participants a chance to engage with local businesses and the work of visual artists from Utah. Featured artists will be at the locations to mingle with visitors and give demonstrations. In addition to the array of visual arts, some of the locations will hold receptions with food and performances from local musicians. Final Fridays are deliberately scheduled right before the Utah Shakespeare Festival performances. All of the participating businesses and galleries are located in or near the downtown area and within walking distance to the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Keith French, a wood turner, will have original work on display on 100 West along with plein air artists from the Kolob Society.
Musicians include Washburn Family Bluegrass Band at Artisans from 6 to 8 p.m. and violinist Joe Morse near Art Galleries from 5 to 6 p.m. The Stormin’ Hailstones will perform at the SUMA entry from 5 to 7 p.m.
SUMA will open a new exhibit of art quilts with a talk at 5 p.m. and a reception starting at 6 p.m. Upstairs at Festival Hall, there will be a reception honoring the Cedar City Art Committee and the refurbished gallery of artwork gathered between 1940 and 2013.
Updates on the Cedar City Art Walk are available here.