Kelley Atherton, The Triplicate

20 venues on tap for latest event

The Crescent City Art Walk has grown exponentially since its inception.

In its latest installment from downtown to the harbor, 20 businesses will feature local artists, live music, food and beverages Friday from 4-7 p.m.

The number of businesses participating in the Art Walk has doubled, said Rick Hiser of First Friday Foundation, which sponsors the Art Walk and aims to promote local businesses and artists.

The Art Walk gives people something fun to do on a Friday night while supporting businesses and artists, Hiser said.

Unlike most Fridays in Crescent City, there's a lot of people

walking around downtown during the Art Walk "having a grand time," he


Each location should have a map of all participating businesses.

In the harbor, Laura Wiens will be celebrating the grand opening of

her new venture, High Ground Gallery and Studio on Marine Way,

featuring her oil paintings. Right below, Crescent Harbor Gallery will

show the watercolor paintings of Buzz Stewart. Over at Bay Studio, Mike

Selfridge will have his pottery on display.

Moving toward downtown off U.S. Highway 101, Made by US-Art 101

will feature handmade arts and crafts by local artisans. Mary Dorman of

State Farm Insurance will have paintings by Lynn Parker. Next door at

Vita Cucina, Rick Bennett's watercolors will be on display along with

some of the Van Deventer wildflower paintings.

Over on 2nd Street, the Redwood Parks Association will feature the

surreal landscapes of Charlene Pulsoretti at the Visitor Center.

Down 3rd Street, Wright's Custom Framing will feature mixed media

pieces by Sharon Quinn and the sounds of the Rouge River Jam. At Wendy's

Hair Salon, there will be pottery, paintings and photography with live

music by Steve Berg.

Debra Wakefield's fused glass will be on display at Johnston's

Gift, Garden and Home. Recycled art will fill the halls inside Abienna

Plaza across the street.

A new book store, Jefferson State Books on I Street, will display

Alan Justice's nature photography. Craig Strong will be signing copies

of his children's book, "Sal Mo," and Ferment Del Norte will have

samples of its home brew available.

Across the street, KFUG Radio will be doing a live broadcast of the Art Walk and feature the music of Lost Woods at 8 p.m.

The Student Art Show at the Gallery of Arts and Culture will be on

display. Over at Evermore Jewelry and Art Gallery, Kim Redd's fractal

digital art will be featured.

Down on 9th Street, Millsong Mercantile and Backwood Studio will

have the woodwork of Jesse Pearcey and pottery by Willie Blakely. Next

door, the murals of Marcia Voelker will be on display and Dale Morgan

will be performing at Dale Morgan Guitar Lessons at 625 9th St.

"It's a positive experience for family and friends," said Eileen Evermore who owns Evermore Gallery.

"I see people smiling," she said.

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andbull; WHAT: Crescent City Art Walk

andbull; WHEN: Friday, 4-7 p.m.

andbull; WHERE: Harbor, downtown