New Auburn Art Walk season starting up

By: Loryll Nicolaisen, Journal features editor
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Blooming bulbs and a rushing river aren’t the only signs of seasonal change in Auburn. The Auburn Art Walk kicks off its 18th season tonight, allowing the community to get face-to-face with regional artists and their creations. “It’s always a wonderful celebration of spring,” said Angela Tahti, PlacerArts executive director. Tonight’s Auburn Art Walk runs 6-9 p.m. at more than two-dozen locations between Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Art Walk is held on the second Thursday of April, June, August and October. There are many reasons why you should put on some comfy shoes and plan on walking around town this evening, Tahti said. “If you don’t already know the business venues in Old Town and Downtown, it’s a great way to discover them, and to see the artwork and meet the artists,” she said. In addition to seeing plenty of interesting creations, Art Walk participants can enjoy a live soundtrack to the evening’s festivities by way of live music. Joe Souza and the Crackerjacks are scheduled to perform at Central Square, and the Begin Family Musicians are setting up at Hershel Young Park in Old Town. Tonight’s Art Walk has been given a theme of the Auburn Art Walk is the Endurance Capital of the World to highlight the upcoming Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 start in Auburn, Tahti said. Unni Stevens is among artists participating in an Endurance Capital group show at Courthouse Coffee, 1425 Lincoln Way. “We thought it would be a fun idea to put a call out to artists for art that has to do with the endurance of our community,” Stevens said. Stevens said the Endurance Capital show features more than a dozen photographs and paintings by five artists. “It’s fun because it’s different artwork,” she said. Reach Loryll Nicolaisen at __________ Art Walk When: 6-9 p.m. tonight Where: Old Town and Downtown Auburn Good to know: The Art Walk Shuttle provides free transportation between Old Town and Downtown Auburn from 6:30-9 p.m. Information: Learn more, and find an Auburn Art Walk map, at Cost: Free