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A warm fall walk with local art, food, wine

September 4, 2014

By Kelli Scott, The Wenatchee World, Wash.

Sept. 04--The Friday forecast is beautiful. Get out and enjoy this early fall weather with a stroll through downtown Wenatchee tomorrow evening, stopping for good food, wine and works of art along the way.

Here is the Wenatchee First Friday Art Walk lineup:

Two Rivers Art Gallery, 102 N. Columbia St.: The Gallery will host an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday for its new exhibit of paintings by Nicki Isaacson called "Color and Contrast." Guitarist Kirk Lewellen will provide the music and Maryhill Winery will provide the wine. Isaacson's work will remain on display through September.

Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.: Kasey Koski's installation piece, "Estuary," is up now in the lobby of the PAC. The large hanging piece is made of white wool and shear white silk that Koski pounded together and intertwined.

orangutan, 10 N. Mission St.: The newest artistic venture in town will open its doors to the public for a peak at the functioning art-making space, 6-9 p.m. Friday. The art space's display window this month is filled with a large painted scroll, called "Waterfall," that was the group effort of several local artists for last month's Credo performance at the PAC. The scroll is best viewed from dusk until dawn.

CaffÉ Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave.: Twisp artist Ginger Reddington's "After the Fire" paintings line the coffee shop walls this month. From Reddington: "We were fortunate not to lose our farm, but five others around us lost their places. A lot of stress came out in these paintings through even brighter color than I normally use." CaffÉ Mela will stay open until 6 p.m. Friday.

Lemolo CafÉ & Deli, 114 N. Wenatchee Ave.: Wenatchee photographer Brian Mitchell focuses his lens on North Central Washington landscapes and night skies. Lemolo will stay open until 8 p.m. Friday.

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 South Mission St.: Got toddlers in tow? The museum is the place to go. Admission is free Friday and the museum is unveiling something new: Museum Sensory Bins. These hands-on activity stations will keep the little ones playfully preoccupied, and learning, too.

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Wenatchee Ave.: In connection with the NCW Quilt Guild's upcoming Harvest of Quilts show, the Chamber is showing off a fine collection of hand-stitched work through September. The showroom welcomes art walkers 5-8 p.m. Friday with wines from Martin Scott Winery and treats from The Cheesemonger's Shop.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 428 King St.: Stop by St. Luke's Friday 5-8 p.m. to check out its latest display -- Jan Cook Mack's oil paintings of apple blossoms and landscapes. The artist herself will be on hand to greet the public and talk about her work.

Tumbleweed Bead Co., 105 Palouse St.: The jewelry and gift store will host Katie Holmes of Pomegranate Wood and Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars. Holmes will showcase her company's line of bath and beauty products and Newsom will be on hand to pour the Leavenworth winery's hand-crafted reds and whites.

Reach Kelli Scott at 509-661-5205 or


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