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Art Spirit unveils new show

| June 11, 2010 9:00 PM

The Art Spirit Gallery in downtown Coeur d'Alene will have a new show starting tonight.

Claudia Pettis, a shepherd and artist on Whidbey Island, has produced 47 new pieces for the show. The opening reception is 5-8 in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Downtown ArtWalk.

Most of her works are oil paintings of her flock and surrounding landscape. There will also be a few figurative sculptures and drawings.

The show runs from June 11 through July 3.

The Art Spirit Gallery is at 415 Sherman Ave.

Information: 765-6006 or www.TheArtSpiritGallery.com

Pend Oreille Arts Council's ArtWalk I exhibits open Friday, June 18, at 24 locations throughout downtown Sandpoint.

"New locations and phenomenal new artists all add excitement to this highly anticipated annual event," said Gretchen Duykers, POAC's vice president of visual arts.

Opening receptions, many featuring live music, are free and open to the public from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday evening. A wide range of artwork, including paintings, photography, glasswork, mixed media and outdoor sculptures will be on display at galleries, shops, wine bars and restaurants throughout town.

ArtWalk brochures containing a map and self-guided tour will soon be available at all participating locations, as well as Sandpoint City Hall, Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and the Pend Oreille Arts Council office, located in the Old Power House.

POAC's 33rd annual ArtWalk is a collaboration of local artisans, galleries and business owners throughout Sandpoint that involves two, six-week long exhibits. This year's ArtWalk is sponsored by DA Davidson and Co. and Taylor-Parker Motor Company of Sandpoint.

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