Celebrate Summer at Colfax Art Walk

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The Colfax Art Walk returns to Downtown Colfax from 3-8 p.m. Friday, July 13. Enjoy an evening stroll and conversations with artists at 11businesses. The Art Walk is completely free and family friendly.

Placer County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ty Conners and Capt. David Keyes will display their charcoal drawings and photography at Café Luna on Depot Street. Conners has a permanent exhibit of his charcoal drawings at the Auburn Old Town Gallery and also creates drawings on commission. Keyes, who Conners encouraged to participate in the Colfax Art Walk, has his first-ever showing of his photography in Colfax.

Whistle Stop Quilts will host the watercolors of Joan Chlarson. A well-known local artist, Chlarson specializes in watercolor paintings of the Alta/Dutch Flat area.

Student artist Brittany Earling of Rocklin premieres her photography of people, animals and nature at Dottie’s on Main Street.

Meanwhile, Mary Therese Kobashigawa, participating in her first Art Walk, shows her oil paintings, watercolors, plein air and other art at the Bear River Trading Company on Main St. along with potter and sculpture artist D. Pierre Butler. Kobashigawa lives in Sacramento and has exhibited her art in Winters for the “Paint the Town” art festival.

Tatyana Huffman returns to the Colfax Art Walk, bringing new art to the Doggie Depot on the corner of Depot and Main streets. Huffman’s display features a variety of textile art, including felted wool portraits and landscapes. A recent immigrant to the United States, she lives in Auburn and is a mechanical engineer who speaks numerous languages.

inVision Salon hosts the photography of Colfax’s own Rebecca Nagy. Although the bulk of Nagy’s photography consists of weddings, special events, and portraits, she finds her greatest joy in taking nature photos around Northern California.

At the Colfax Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Museum, another first time showing takes place. Local artist Arnie Lund, a wood-turner and sculpture artist, will display his practical creations crafted from a variety of woods.

Over at Basement Wines on South Main Street, two local artists are featured: Valerie Sussek and Don Worrell. Sussek works in acrylic to create abstract paintings. Worrell, a Colfax artist, has hung work for the Sacramento Railroad Museum as well as being shown in numerous Sacramento galleries.

In addition to the Colfax Art Walk drawing artists from Sacramento and Auburn, the July Art Walk features the art of Francine Holland of Grass Valley. Holland displays her oil and pastels at the Creative Corner on South Main St.

Just up Main Street, Carole Elliott shows her mixed media, jewelry and paintings at the Colfax Greek Bistro.

Additionally, participating in the Colfax Art Walk for the first time, the Sierra Vista Community Center exhibits the art of a number of local artists.

All of the art is for sale by the artists. After the Art Walk on Friday, July 13, all the art remains on display until the August Art Walk.

For a complete list of participating merchants and featured artists, view the online map at In addition, prior to the Art Walk, look for maps on display at several downtown merchants. You can also pick up a free map at any of the merchants that are marked by white “Colfax Art Walk” signs.

The Colfax Art Walk is a program of PlacerArts in cooperation with the Sierra Vista Art Center and coordinated by the all-volunteer Colfax Art Walk Committee. PlacerArts is the Arts Council of Placer County, a nonprofit, public benefit, and the designated state-local partner of the California Arts Council for the County of Placer.