Jerome AZ (November 25, 2019) – The Holidays are just around the corner and what better gift is there than original art? First Saturday Jerome Art Walk is the perfect night to start the season’s shopping for the special and unique present. Galleries and studios will be welcoming visitors on December 7th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with beautiful art, music and refreshments. From blown glass to lovely jewelry, there is a treasure to be found for every budget this year. From the working studios of The Old Jerome High School to the lovely pottery of Made in Jerome, the true handmade Jerome touch is everywhere. Cody DeLong’s paintings, the Turquoise Spider for Native American jewelry, Jerome Artists’ Cooperative with a kaleidoscope of items…Jerome artisans have it all in one magical mountain town. The Upper Park will be decorated to the hilt and there will be live music at The Mile High Grill and The Spirit Room. It will be a night to enjoy the cool mountain air and start the holiday season with the gift of art. A free shuttle will transport you throughout the town. Come and enjoy. For more information, visit www.jeromeartwalk.com or contact Donna Chesler 928-301-3004.
Cody is currently creating a new body of work for a show in January called ‘Shock of the new west’. This show will be at the Tubac center for the arts, in southern Arizona. Cody had been asked to jury this show, and will have his work displayed in the ‘Masters Room’ of the gallery….so come in and see some of the new works in progress, very different from his usual work. CodyDeLong.com 300 Hull Ave between the visitors center and spook hall.
Join Puscifer the Store and Four Eight Wineworks, located at 140 Main St., as we kick off the holiday shopping season. Come in for some homemade apple cider and warm up with our delicious Twaffles – tater tot waffles topped with sweet or savory toppings. For wine lovers with a sweet tooth, we now carry local Arizona mead – that’s honey-fermented wine from Superstition Meadery in Prescott. We will be offering special deals to Jerome Art Walk attendees on our selection of Farmhouse Fresh Gift Baskets, filled with all-natural personal care products. Spend $50 on Farmhouse products and get a free body oil for yourself! Explore the Verde Valley’s best selection of new and used vinyl for the music lover on your list. And of course, look for that perfect unique gift from the selection of our own Puscifer branded clothing made right in our design studio. This is the perfect time to make your seasonal wine purchases – whether as a gift or to serve at your holiday gathering. Our staff at Four Eight can help you select the perfect bottle of Arizona wine to make you a hero this holiday season.
Visit the Turquoise Spider during Jerome Art Walk for a great selection of Native American jewelry, the store’s specialty, along with a plethora of holiday gift-giving choices. We will feature local bead artist, Ginna Lee Buchanan, of SHE BEADZ, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
Ginna has lived 35 years in Arizona’s Verde Valley where the Southwest landscapes and sunsets inspire unique colors and patterns in her artwork. She mixes textures and color with light to create adornments that enhance a person’s grace, like swinging earrings that allow light to come through the tiny glass beads and gemstones. Ginna personalizes beadwork designs to reflect the richness of the Earth and to resonate with the adorned! She is also passionate about helping people discover and develop their own creativity through teaching the art of beading. Come meet Ginna as she demonstrates seed beading. She and can be reached at email@example.com.
Live music from 4-6 p.m. will be provided by LaToBo, a popular local band featuring 60’s to 80’s cover tunes, along with some blues and current favorites.
Wine will be provided by The Original Jerome Winery, offering unadulterated AZ wine from the family’s own vineyard in the heart of the Willcox A.V.A.
Additionally, Lisa Billingsly, a local Jerome baker, will provide ginger and shortbread cookies, and LaDonna Smith will provide a variety of fruit and cheese to compliment the wine offerings.
The Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery kicks off the Holiday Season with their annual “Members’ Holiday Show.” This is a full-on fun event to see and experience with all thirty-five Co-op members participating in this exciting show. There will be new work and holiday themed works that might only be available during this time of year.
Please join us for the opening and reception for the artists during Jerome’s First Saturday art walk, Saturday, December 7 from 5-8 pm at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery located on the ground level of the old Hotel Jerome at 502 Main St in Jerome. Refreshments will be served. Open Daily 10-6. Closed on Christmas Day.
The Jerome Co-op is comprised of 35 local artists who own & operate the gallery since 1996. If you are local and interested in joining our group, please fill out an application which is available online or stop by the gallery and pick up an application. Happy Holidays to All!