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Auburn Art Walk preview

By: Hannah Kanik / For the Auburn Journal
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Studio tour preview show 

The Art Walk is not the only event happening on July 20. The Art Council of Placer County is hosting a reception for the studio tour preview show  from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 20 at the Placer County Administrative Building in Auburn. 
Artwork from 16 different artists will be at the administrative building from July 16 to Sept. 10 open for public viewing during business hours. 
There will be art from across many mediums at the show, including watercolors, oil paintings, jewelry and more.
The preview show is intended to entice community members to attend the official show on Nov. 9 to 11, according to Rosie Stilwell, of the Art Council of Placer County. 
There are five other studio tour preview shows throughout the summer and early fall leading up to the official show Stilwell said.
The Auburn Art Walk is coming back to town, filling the streets of Old Town and Downtown with art, music, demonstrations and more. 
This year 30 artists will be displaying their work, available for sale, at this free event sponsored by the Auburn Art Commission from 6 to 9 p.m. 
There will be live music near the 20 participating venues, including the New Dawn Bakery, Aristicle and The Pour Choice.
“It’s a great way to showcase local artists and emerging artists; and it’s a great way for them to get their work to the public,” Goodman said. 
This year there will be a new addition to the traditional festivities: the World Beatnix Dance Party from 8 to 10 p.m. at the corner of Lewis and High streets. This will extend the evening and provide a fun night of dancing for community members, Terri Goodman, of the Auburn Art Commission, said. 
This year the Auburn Art Commission is replacing Art Council of Placer County as the sponsor of the Auburn Art Walk. 
The Art Council of Placer County sponsored and collaborated with the Auburn Art Council for the art walk in the past, but is now focusing on art in Placer County as a whole. 
The Auburn Arts Commission is excited to take over the event and support local artists and celebrate art in the community, Goodman said.
Goodman said the commission is trying to make the art walk similar to how it was in the past. 
Since this is a transitional year, the art walk will be held twice this year on July 20 and Sept. 21 instead of the traditional four times, Goodman said. 
“We want to celebrate art in Auburn,” Goodman said. “We like to think of Auburn as the arts destination of the Foothills.”
Throughout the town, musicians will play different styles of music during the event. Alex Kenoyer and Seth Lawrenson will be playing rock ‘n’ roll in Old Town and the Tepid Quartet will be playing eclectic swinging jazz at the Clock Tower.
The Stardust Cowboys - Shorthand will be playing cowboy music and western swing in front of City Hall for the opening reception of “The Horse and the Tevis” show in the City Hall gallery. 
The Auburn Arts Commission is looking for more volunteers. Those interested can contact the Auburn Art Commission at auburnartwalk18@gmail.com.