Take a Tour of Jerome’s Past Through Paintings during Old Town Cottonwood’s Second Saturday Art Walk from 6 to
9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.
Tales of Jerome new paintings by local Cottonwood artist Jason S. Voss will run through August at Cartwheels, located at 909 N. Main St. Voss’ work is inspired by his knowledge of Jerome. His paintings depict Jerome’s history such as the burning down of the famous Montana Hotel on Feb. 28, 1915, under mysterious circumstances.
The Cribs section, which were part of Jerome’s infamous red light district, created a block off Main Street, when the town wanted to clean up its rowdy reputation in 1913 after Arizona became a state. Jerome’s fortune and high stakes gambling, is explored through his depictions of mysterious women envisioning Lady Fate.
The woman in red, who wanders the hallways of the old Connor Hotel and Spirit Room, tarot cards, the stars and zodiac signs, all tie into Jerome’s copper mining history.
Cartwheels also has over 65 local Arizona jewelers, artists and craftsmen on display.
Steve Easterling, resident framer, artist and the house band of Old Town Frame Co., is heading east. Take in his last musical performance and view some of his oil paintings. Wine and light snacks will be on hand.
At 3 Kings Kasbar restaurant, Sedona musician Dan Vega will play. The restaurant is located at 102 E. Pima St. In the art space in the renovated church next door, enjoy artwork showcased by Anthony Averbeck.
At ARC Contemporary Fine Art at The Manheim, the featured August artist is David Lash and his new series, Free Birds. Additional exhibitions include Natasha Pudalov with Travels with Mr. Fox, Guilio Maestro with his spirit circle paintings and introducing Tom Bartel with New Clay Heads.
At Arizona Stronghold, the featured artist is Ahbleza McClure, an Arizona native who lives in the Verde Valley. He does illustrations on cotton paper. The artist describes his art as, “Soulful channeling of the infinite with whimsical characters and surrealistic settings.”
Music for the night will be offered by his significant other of 13 years and her brother. Eva and Douglas George are a local duo and will be playing original folk/rock/pop with sibling harmonies.
Burning Tree Cellars will be having local musicians Mark and Jo playing from 6 to 9 p.m.
Pink Rain Boutique and All Things Creative will feature blues band Sweet Baby Ray’s Blue Smoke from 6 to 9 p.m. in front of the stores. Pink Rain will showcase hand-decorated and painted denim bags and jeans.
The recently combined Treasure Junkies and All Things Creative Gallery and Boutique is featuring giclée art and photography. Original art and photography are part of its local charm as well as hand-crafted jewelry, hand-tooled leather, art furniture and garments and many others.
Zackford Gallery will leave the porch light on for visitors to explore its elite collections of American Indian art. Also featured are local artists Judy Jaaskelainien, Jahn Baker, Ken Nicolai, Lucie Giebelhaus, Michael Turner, Richard Johnson and crafted wooden toys by Charlene Zack.
More information about Second Saturday Art Walk is available by contacting the individual business or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.