Cache Valley Center for the Arts ushers in last gallery walk of the season

The Cache Valley Center for the Arts will bring art and the holidays together with its last gallery walk of the season on Friday. The gallery walk will be held between 6-9 p.m. and it will feature art from local artists at 17 local businesses on or around main street in Logan.

Robyn Hoth, a coordinator of the event at CVCA, said the holidays are bringing in a larger number of participating businesses than prior gallery walks. Hoth said the event is usually hosted by 12 to 15 businesses on average.

Hoth said the higher numbers show local businesses are dedicated to the art community and the local community in general. She said the businesses choose an artist to sponsor, giving the artist an opportunity to share their art with the business’s patrons.

“I think it really says a lot about them as business owners and people,” Hoth said.

According to Hoth, there is an undercurrent of great artists who remain unknown to the general public. She said the beauty and peaceful-quiet of Logan fosters creativity that the gallery walk can help showcase.

“Oh, man,” Hoth said. “We have a huge, heavy, heavy saturation of arts talent.”

Kassie Cressall, the owner of Foxfire Massage, said her business will feature the artwork of Blake Ostler at this month’s gallery walk. It is the first gallery walk her business will participate in — and it won’t be the last.

Cressall said if businesses and patrons don’t take full advantage of happenings like the gallery walk, community oriented events will eventually go away.

“If you want something, you have to feed it,” Cressall said.

Cressall said members of the community need to be able to express their feelings with one another in order to form strong bonds. She said community events like the gallery walk help achieve that expression.  

“Art is a way to communicate,” Cressall said.