Dunsmuir Autumn ART WALK will be held October 19, 2013, from 1-6pm in historic downtown Dunsmuir. A variety of northstate artists from Redding to Ashland and McCloud to Happy Camp will host receptions with refreshments in local businesses and in historic buildings in this Victorian railroad town. Some local studios will be open for viewing also. Fall colors will be appearing and weather should be mild. Come enjoy the views in this little town in a canyon on the Sacramento river. All ART WALK events are free of charge. Artists will be present and most work will be for sale. Refreshments will be offered at each venue.
Artists are invited to apply for this event. All work will be juried and early applicants will be notified of their acceptance as they are selected. Full information can be found at www.siskiyouartsmuseum.org. Click on Dunsmuir Art Walk. September 15 is the deadline for applications which require a $5 jury fee. All acceptance notices will be sent on or before October 1 and a participation fee of $30 will be due at that time.
Merchants wishing to host an artist are asked to contact SAM Executive Director Lauri Sturdivant at 235-4711 Thursday through Saturday or online at [email protected].
Open since March, SAM will display photos and winners from the fourth annual Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens photo contest to be exhibited from Oct 3 to Oct 19. The photos capture the beauty and life of the Botanical Gardens located in the Dunsmuir City Park. The images showcase recreation, horticulture, and celebrations held in the Gardens throughout the year. They will be judged in four categories which include wildlife, plants, landscape/scenery, and people in nature. ART WALK visitors will cast their vote for a special People's Choice Award to be announced the night of ART WALK, Oct. 19.
The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society's Railroad Display Room as well as the Dunsmuir Museum will also be open from 1-6p.m. also. They are located at the Amtrak Depot on Sacramento Avenue. An artist will be hosted in the Depot Waiting Room. Railroad photographs and memorabilia will be available for viewing. Refreshments for all visitors are free and Amtrak paper hats will be given to children.
As part of the Dunsmuir ArtWalk, Liberty Arts will be presenting the Liberty Scroll. The Liberty Scroll, the idea of Dunsmuir artist Finley Fryer, is a 54" by 80 foot canvas. It is the collaboration of 19 Siskiyou County artists that morphs two separate yet connected concepts. As a young boy, Fryer was impressed with a map of the Klamath River that was so long it was placed on two rollers. A mechanism was constructed by Yreka artist Bill Durovchic to allow each artist a 4 foot by 54 inch area to create his painting while only revealing a 6 inch strip of the previous artist's work. Shasta Regional Community Foundation provided the funding for this collaborative community project from their Community Building Arts Initiative.
The Liberty Scroll took over a year to complete. Participating artists are William Wareham, Ron Richards, Aleksander Balos, Linda Vivas, Ronald Cooper, Finley Fryer, Liza Woods, Jayne Bruck-Fryer, Fred Gordon, Steve Rice, Sean Kenny, Amanda Thomas, Brian Meek, Don East, Kim Presley, Rajiv Hotek, Roger Davis, and Eloise Larson. This is an exciting piece of work to compliment Dunsmuir Autumn ArtWalk.
Visitors can plan to dine in one of many fine restaurants in town and stay overnight to enjoy shopping, walking or fishing by the river the next day. Dinner reservations are recommended.
This event is put on by the Siskiyou Arts Museum and sponsored by the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Power, and the City of Dunsmuir. Local business sponsors include Cafe Maddalena, Dogwood Diner, and the Dunsmuir Brewery Works.
ART WALK Committee members are Linda Price, Lauri Sturdivant, and Barbara Cross. They may also be contacted for information.
Linda Price 235-4050
Lauri Sturdivant 235-4711
Barbara Cross 235-9866
-from press release