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Monthly Guided Art Tours

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Free Guided Art Tours on
First Fridays 2019

Professional artist talks,mini lessons, collector prints

Space is limited! Sign up today by calling 509-664-7624 or emailing sdanko@linktransit.com

In January, 2019 Link Transit begins offering free First Friday service after 4 PM on Routes 1, 5, 7, 8E, 8W, 11 & 12. Along with this free service, we have organized a series of tours to help familiarize you with local art venues and artists. These free tours are a collaborative effort between Link Transit and organizers of the First Friday ArtsWalk. All tours begin and end at Columbia Station and feature a brief workshop on using Link’s fixed route transportation system to reach North Central Washington destinations. Each month features a unique cultural experience and a chance to win fun prizes.

Feb. 1, 5:30-7:10 PM
WVC’s Scott Bailey leads a short guided discussion at The MAC Gallery of the landscape paintings of WVC student Sharatt Delong. Before returning to his Eastern Washington roots, Bailey traveled extensively and exhibited around the world, including Egypt and Japan.

March 1, 5:30-7:10 PM
First Friday in March brings the opening of the Regional High School Art Show at the Wenatchee Valley Museum. Eastmont art instructor Matthew Kimmel leads a brief
discussion focused on this eclectic celebration of young North Central Washington artists.

April 5, 5:30-7:10 PM
Popular art instructor Chester Ferrell leads a short hands-on mini lesson and talk at the Wenatchee Valley Museum. This will be a chance to take a closer look at a few hand-picked pieces from the regional high school show in a fun, relaxing environment.

May 3, 5:30-7:10 PM
Educator and Beauty of Bronze Coordinator Rozanne Lind leads this fun and interactive talk featuring the work of prolific Sultan sculptor Kevin Pettelle in his latest exhibit at WVC’s Robert Graves Gallery. Pettelle is the resident artist for WSD’s 5th grade sculpture program.

June 7, 5:30-7:10 PM
Wenatchee Valley Museum Curator of Exhibits Kasey Koski leads this talk highlighting an exhibit celebrating 100 years of Apple Blossom. This historical display includes everything from gowns and crowns to pins, sheet music and photography. This exhibit celebrates 100 years of Apple Blossom.

July 5, 5:30-7:10 PM
Join us for an examination of the work of minimalist painter John McCabe, exhibiting at Two Rivers Gallery. McCabe draws on a vast array of life experience in his work including art excursions through central Mexico, public school teaching and fish buying.

Aug. 2, 5:30-7:10 PM
August brings us back to Two Rivers Gallery for a look at the work of Leavenworth photographer Marc Dilley. Dilley’s work combines raw images from the wilderness with an
interpretation based on his own emotional impressions in the final edit to capture the splendor of the natural world.