Hello and welcome to the first newsletter of 2020 from Arizona Handmade and Fire on the Mountain Galleries! We are looking forward to using this outlet to share some of our upcoming events, developments, and new work from our artists.
The biggest news this month is…our MOVE! If you haven’t heard yet, Arizona Handmade and Fire on the Mountain Galleries will be moving across the street and up a few stores to 20 N San Francisco Street. Holly has been hard at work on renovations to the space - from putting in new flooring to updating the lighting. She has even painted a mural on the back wall! The higher ceilings and larger footprint will enable us to show more art and move forward with some exciting ideas we’ve had brewing for a while…we’ll tell you more about those in future newsletters!
Our soft opening is scheduled for February 2nd (02-02-2020)! We’ll be open in our new space from that day on and will participate in the first ArtWalk of the year on February 7th. Painter Gina Richmann will be giving live silk painting demonstrations, we’ll have live music by local singer/songwriter Gary Bowman, and some yummy treats. It will be a great time to stop in and see the new space!
In March, we’re also planning a Grand Opening Celebration, date TBA. Keep an eye out so you can put that date on your calendar – it is sure to be a fun time!
While traveling Peru last year, Holly was inspired by the continuing tradition of creating things by hand. She has written a mission statement to direct the gallery going forward, carrying the sentiment of a modest plaque she read in a Peruvian gallery window.
We like to think of this space as an art gallery with a deeper meaning. Here, we hope to ensure that the ancient tradition of creating fine art and crafts endures time. We offer our master artisans a market to share their art and crafts, and sell them in an environment that is ethical and conscious. Each piece of art was touched by the hand of the artist who created it.
We thank you for your support as we start 2020 with those words in mind. Best wishes for the new year!
Arizona Handmade and Fire on the Mountain Gallery Team
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!