OCC Art Walk starts Friday

The seventh season of the Old Colorado City First Friday Art Walk kicks off this Friday.

There are 17 galleries and arts businesses along Colorado Avenue and through the heart of the historic area that will host open houses and welcome the public in to see what they have to offer.

“A lot of people come out,” said Sharon Wolff, who owns the Hunter-Wolff Gallery. “Each of the galleries is responsible for  something special on their own. Everyone does something a little different.”

Some of the galleries have drink and food, some have live music. But they all serve up inviting atmosphere.

On nice days last year, the street filled up with people, Wolff said.

“Last year was probably our best year,” she said.” We were just mobbed from 5 to 8 or 9 at night.”

The event is free to the public and will continue the first Friday of every month through the fall.

“Our ultimate goal is to promote the talent in this region,” Wolff said.

Getting the public into the galleries with events like this one allows people to see what local artists have to offer and educates the public about what art is here.

“Some of the galleries are strictly representing and promoting regional artists and some might have international work,” Wolff said. “But there is a lot of representation of our Colorado artists.”