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Photo submitted Wendell Harmon demonstrates some of his wood carving at the August First Friday Art Walk in Cedaredge. Artists of all types are invited to this free event to showcase and demonstrate their art. Call the Cedaredge chamber at 970-856-6961 fo

There is no better time to visit beautiful downtown Cedaredge than in fall. The Ambassadors of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to experience fall in the Surface Creek Valley at this week's First Friday Art Walk, Sept. 1, from 4 p.m. - dusk.

First Friday Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided walking tour of art and artists demonstrations. Each month, participating venues offer free activities involving local artists, musicians and food and drink specials. The goal of First Friday Art Walk is to showcase local talent while supporting local businesses in downtown.

At the September Art Walk, the staff of the Cedaredge United Methodist Church Thrift Store invites children to create sidewalk chalk drawings. The store will also host a pianist, who'll lead attendees in a community sing, or tinkle on the ivories yourself! At the AppleShed, artists Connie Williams and Ron Hoeksema will be featured, and staff will offer complimentary wine and cider tastings. Impressionz Gallery and Stacy's on Main welcome their respective Artists of the Month.

The Cedaredge Library is sponsoring a free Kidz Korner Kraft area on the patio at the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce. Kids are invited to come hear a story and make their own art project. Two local wineries will be on hand pouring samples of Cedaredge-crafted wines as well. Musician David Starr will serenade the crowd with free live music, and authors, poets, singers/songwriters and other performance artists are invited to share their talents at the open mic portion of the event. Please keep your material family-friendly an appropriate.

Are you an artist who wants to showcase your talents and wares at the First Friday Art Walk? We invite you to come paint, throw pottery, recite poetry, read from your new book, quilt, make jewelry, juggle, mime ... whatever creative art or craft you make, we want to help you showcase it! The event is free for artists of all kinds (performance, spoken, word, display). There is still room for artists to participate. Call 970-856-6961 or email cedaredgechamber@gmail.com to sign up or for more info. Stay connected with First Friday Art Walk on Facebook @FFAWCedaredge. Use hashtags to find posts or photos on social media using the tag #FirstFridayArtWalkCedaredge.

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