Select galleries will open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m. to offer a sneak peek at the latest works by Moab artists. The event also gives the public a chance to mingle with fellow art lovers as well as the artists themselves.
This month, seven downtown galleries and venues will host special exhibits for the art walk.
The Edge Gallery, located at 137 N. Main St., features fine art landscape photography by Moab artist Bret Edge. Each photograph is presented as “a breathtaking canvas wrap or archival plaque mount” in an open, contemporary gallery space.
Triassic, located at 7 N. Main St., will host an exhibit of fine ceramics by Jessica Dye. Dye was one of three artists featured in the Tea Pot Show at Framed Image in 2013. The forms, tones and tactile qualities of her work are inspired by the natural beauty of the red rock that surrounds Moab. Visitors are encouraged to touch, feel and engage with the pieces.
The newest addition to the Moab Art Walk is Sandstone Gallery at 78 N. Main St. Artist Danny Brown is obsessed with the uniqueness and beauty of picture sandstone. He allows the stone to guide him through his sculptural expression in stone that combines Mother Nature and art in every creation.
The Moab Arts and Recreation Center at 111 East 100 North will feature works by Moab-based artists Phil Wagner and Robin Straub. Wagner paints loose and luscious plein air landscapes and still life, using an original palate. Straub has been preoccupied with animated musical bones in bright colors this winter and will share their vitality at an exhibit designed to welcome spring.
Gallery Moab at 87 N. Main St. is new to the Moab art scene. This month, the Gallery Moab artists’ collective will feature works by Sandi Snead, Phil Wagner and Robin Straub. Snead’s oil paintings tell intensely human stories in a surrealistic style. Wagner will exhibit plein air landscapes and still life works, and Straub’s oils are a series of animated musical bones in bright colors to celebrate spring.
Freshly open after their new renovation, Moab Classic Bikes, 68 Center St., features the work of newcomer to the Moab art scene MIK’s (alter ego of local commercial illustrator Tim McAllister) stereophonic dimensional graphic collages.
The Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center St., will exhibit select photographs and paintings from the museum’s archival collection.