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Celebrate art with Spring Gallery Walk

Artist Kathleen Steventon will present her new work, “All Things Wild,” at Earthen Vessel Gallery during Friday’s Spring Gallery Walk. (Courtesy of Earthen Vessel Gallery)
Downtown Durango galleries show off what’s new

It’s that time of year: Gone are the winter coats (kind of) and hats (sort of) and we’re ushering in spring.

Along with the warming weather and longer days comes annual traditions in town, including the Spring Gallery Walk.

The walk, which will be held Friday in downtown Durango, is an opportunity for local art galleries to fling open their doors and show off what’s new. This time around, many of the galleries will feature new artists, demonstrations, live music and refreshments.

Here’s some of what’s going on:

Earthen Vessel Gallery, 934 Main Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Artist Opening. Kathleen Steventon presents her new collection, “All Things Wild.” Using palette knife techniques and oil paint, Steventon captures the essence of her animal subjects by embedding their spiritual energies into her work.

“Barn Owl Flying,” by Matthew Grant. (Courtesy of Sorrel Sky gallery)
Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Artist Matthew Grant will do live painting demonstrations throughout the evening.

Studio & Gallery, 1027 Main Ave., 5-9 p.m.

RUST: An Invitational Exhibit, curated by Tim Kapustka. Opening reception. Featuring the work of 26 artists from around the region. Artists include: Shawn Lotze, Jenn Rawling, Lindsay Mark, Mike Brieger, Zach Counter, Dan Groth, Lorna Meaden, Sarah House, Louisa Palmer, Shay Lopez, Maegan Crowley, Jeff Wise, Miki Harder, Ted Moore, Noah Stotz, Eric Way, Bill Grimes, Sheryl Lock, Shannon Cruise, Tracey Belt, Bill Thelkeld, Jake PS, Ron Hawkins, Crystal Hartman, Roger Seliner and Kapustka. “Rust” runs May 10-18.

Encaustic artist Bridgette Meinhold from Park City, Utah, will be at Diane West Jewelry & Art during the Spring Gallery Walk. (Courtesy of Diane West Jewelry & Art)
Diane West Jewelry & Art, 820 Main Ave., 5-8 p.m.

Featuring encaustic artist Bridgette Meinhold from Park City, Utah. She will be at the gallery from 5-8 p.m.

Create Art and Tea, 1015 Main Ave., 5-9 p.m.

Featured artists are “The Budding Artists from Miller Middle School” and The Bowmaneers will be playing live music.

Scenic Aperture, 708 Main Ave., 5 p.m.

Featuring the new release, “End of an Era,” by Durango’s own internationally collected nature photographer Frank Comisar. Meet the artist, refreshments and live music by Jason Thies.

The ArtRoom Collective at the Smiley, 1309 East Third Ave., 4-7 p.m.

Stop by to enter an art basket raffle and enjoy refreshments.

Toh-Atin Gallery, 145 W. Ninth St., 5-7 p.m.

Featuring the work of Rosalis McGowan, Kevin McCarthy, Lona Warne, Norman Lansing, Eric Hodges and Travis Jensen.

Be sure to check out what’s new at these galleries as well: Azul Gallery, 781 Main Ave.; Blue Rain Gallery, 934 Main Ave., Unit B; Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave.; and Karyn Gabaldon Arts, 680 Main Ave.