For the November ArtWalk we're featuring ceramic artist Mark Arnegard! Many Flagstaff locals know him from his mugs at Macy's, the dishware are Mamma Louisa Italian Restaurant, or his blue studio on old Rt. 66. And LOTS of people know him for his beloved mountain mugs!
Arne has been working with clay since the early 70's in northern Arizona and has used the landscape around him as an inspiration for his beautiful and functional ceramic art. As a long-time member in the Flagstaff community, his work has wound its way into many people's lives. Just this morning we had a customer in the gallery who won a handball tournament in 1989 and he still had the cup that he had won and Arne had made for the event! That's just one of the many stories we hear in the gallery about Arne pieces that are near and dear to Flagstaffians and visitors alike.
If you've never met Arne, come on down for ArtWalk on Friday, November 1st to talk with him about the style he has built over the decades. If you know him already, we hope you'll pop in to say hello, munch on a goodie, look at the art, and listen to the live music of Flagstaff Jazz duo, The Local Group. They'll be playing from 6-9pm!
And if you want to get a mountain mug for someone this holiday season...stop in soon! Every single year we sell out of ALL of Arne's mugs before Christmas and the mountain mugs are the first to go!
ArtWalk and More
See what events are coming up for AZ Handmade and Fire on the Mountain Galleries, including features for each month and special events like Blow Your Own Ornament workshops and silk scarf painting demos!