Masterpieces are many at Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate, Visionary Night
The art world is always evolving, so it stands to reason anything celebrating creative expression would do the same.
Downtown Business Association’s 24th annual Art Walk and 13th annual Taste of Chocolate offered familiar fun along with an expanded scope Saturday night.
The yearly showcase of downtown Craig shops, local artists, musicians and confectioners provided patrons a stroll along Yampa Avenue to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of all the event had to offer across more than a dozen locations along the promenade.
Taste of Chocolate winners included first place for Shirley Cromer’s opera cake at Pack Center Shipping; second place for Delaney Brown’s chocolate raspberry cream cheese brownies at Ringer Athletics; and a tie for third place between Shamree and Ashley Moon for their chocolate chip chocolate baklava at Community Budget Center and Tyler Bridges’ chocolate truffles at Favorite Things.
Besides businesses serving as a venue for chocolatiers and music-makers, a soup dinner fundraiser at Museum of Northwest Colorado was caddy-corner from Connections 4 Kids’ Cherish the Little Things Art Show at Center of Craig.
With the help of a horse-drawn carriage providing transport courtesy of the Anson family, the event grew a little more with the addition of Northwest Colorado Arts Council’s Visionary Night at the Yampa Building, complete with workshops, displays and more provided by local artists.
Ariane Caldwell of Artwork by Ariane took People’s Choice among artists for a piece inspired by Tupac Shakur.
Cowboy caricature: Whittle the Wood Stump 3’s Jim Valentine adds Western theme to list of ever-changing carving subjects
The traditional depiction of the American cowboy is chiseled features with a grizzled finish. Whittle the Wood carver Jim Valentine took those usual expectations and went in a somewhat different way.