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Date(s) - 10/04/2019 - 10/05/2019
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Downtown Rawlins


Please join us for the 3rd Annual ArtBeat event on Friday, Ocrtober 4th and Saturday, October 5th.

On Friday the 4th from 5-8pm artists from all across Wyoming, including jewelers, photographers, woodworkers and more will be gathered in Downtown Rawlins to showcase their talents.  After the art walk, we will have Movie Night at Depot Park,(Weather Permitting) movie will start approx. 8:30 p.m., food trucks and goodies will be on-site.

On Saturday from 10am-4pm there will be artists in businesses joined by kid-friendly activities, demonstrations and performances.

For more information, call Rawlins DDA/Main Street at 307-328-2099.

ArtBeat is brought to you by Downtown Rawlins, WY – DDA/Main Street and Uplift Artists Guild. Produced in cooperation with the Carbon County, WY Visitors Council.

Enter to win $50 in Main Street Money, good to use in any downtown business.

Sponsored by:
Sage Creek Realty
Bank of Commerce Rawlins
RNB State Bank
Dallin Motors
Wyoming Trader
Lend a hand to restore the Strand
Brandit Express
The Art Street Project


Friday, Oct. 4, 4-8 pm, Movie to follow at approx. 8:30

Interactive Sidewalk Paintings

Rawlins High School, Rawlins Middle School, Rawlins Elementary school artwork, displayed in downtown businesses windows

4-8 p.m. Mini Masterpiece. come down during Art Beat and paint yours, adults and kids welcome, free, first come first serve. @ Red Desert Arts

4-8 p.m. Graffiti Chalk Stations all over downtown, sponsored by Rawlins DDA/Main Street

4-8 p.m. Community Dot Paintings all over downtown, sponsored by The Art Street Project

4-8 p.m. Artists inside businesses

4-8 p.m. Restore your memories at the Strand OPEN HOUSE, sponsored by Lend a hand to restore the strand. VOTEYOURMAINSTREET.ORG/Rawlins

4-6 p.m. Open Nutcracker Rehearsal @ Cedar Street Studio

6 p.m. Roku Feather Firing Demonstration @  Red Desert Arts

8:30 p.m. Movie Night at Depot Park, with food trucks on-site, brought to you by Rawlins DDA/Main Street and Uplift Artists Guild.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 10a-2p

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Interactive Sidewalk Paintings

Rawlins High School, Rawlins Middle School, Rawlins Elementary school artwork, displayed in downtown businesses windows

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Artists inside businesses

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Puppet Show sponsored by Carbon County Museum, inside Cedar Street Studio. Shows every 1/2 hour.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Graffiti Chalk Stations all over downtown

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Dot Paintings all over downtown, sponsored by The Art Street Project

10 – a.m. – 11 a.m. Karate Demonstrations @ Babbette’s Studio Rawlins

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Open Gym @ Babbette’s Studio Rawlins

Noon – Chainsaw woodcarving demonstration by Jared James

Artists Profiles

Connie Grunewald- Featured at Rasmusson Furniture

Originally from Minnesota, Connie moved to Wyoming in 2004. She is a recent student of jewelry design. She has taken courses in metal working, stone carving, stringing, and needle work to create many types of jewelry.

“Jewelry designing has been a pass time for me. It started with Owen’s Originals located here in Rawlins but has since closed. After it’s closing two of my friends and I have been meeting for “Beads” on Thursdays. Unfortunately I just lost one of those friends. We enjoyed our time together and I was able to teach both of them Kumihimo and Russian spiral which I learned in Colorado and Florida. I continue to take classes and learn new ways to incorporate beads into all kinds of designs. The more challenging, the more satisfaction when completed.”

Gayle Shaw

Gayle Shaw- Featured at Rasmusson Furniture

Gayle was born in Colorado and lived there through the 6th grade when she moved to Rawlins, Wyoming. She attended the 6th-12th grades in Rawlins. When she graduated she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where she attended and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She taught the 2nd grade in Little Snake River Valley for 13 years. In 1993 she moved back to Rawlins and taught school in Sinclair for another 20 years. She retired from her life long love of teaching in 2013 and now fills her time sitting on many community boards and jewelry making. She has worked with jewelry now for 15 years, including stringing, weaving, clay, wire wrap, and is always looking for new methods to try.

Ina Welch

Ina Welch- Featured at Artistry in Glass

“I have lived in Rawlins, Wyoming for 39 years. I have been carving with my Paragrave tool for 26 years. By utilizing different carving tips, I am able to carve and engrave on a number of surfaces, such as wood, metal, glass, eggshells and nuts. The Paragrave tool was invented by a dentist. It is similar to a dental tool, only much faster. The tip rotates at 400,000 rpm. It also uses some of the same tips that a dentist uses. The speed of the tool makes the cuts very smooth, with no vibration. I especially enjoy carving eggshells. I have carved chicken, duck, goose, peacock, emu, ostrich, cocktail, and others. I also carve nuts, such as apricot and peach pits.  I have been making porcelain cameos for about 7 years. I purchase colored porcelain slip and molds. The porcelain slip is molded, cleaned, fired, and then polished to a finished cameo. I also pour porcelain dolls and figurines. My artwork can be seen and purchased year round at Artistry In Glass.”

TJ White

TJ White- Featured at Rawlins Chamber of Commerce

TJ White has enjoyed all art since she was a young child. She started in calligraphy, then moved to graphite and charcoal portrait drawing. She also enjoys watercolor and acrylic.

“I have a deep interest in art history and love to travel to museums to view the art of artists that have come before me. Sometimes I have to at least just touch a corner of an artwork. I am touching something that one of the great artists touched themselves many years ago. It’s a feeling almost like being there with them while they’re creating.”

Tebra Morris- Featured at Geek-ish Things

Tebra is a Rawlins native. Graduating class of 1980. She moved to Rapid City in 1997 and moved back to Rawlins in 2007.

“While in Rapid City my love of seasonal decorating went commercial. I worked at a Christmas store called Mistletoe Ranch, as well as decorating on my own for homes and businesses, and 10yrs of the festival of trees and Christmas symphony tour. After moving back, I worked at All My Love Flowers and Gifts, and continue to decorate homes and businesses. I especially like using treasures that people already have so their creations are very personal!”

Jarred James

Jarred James- Featured at Geek-ish Things

Jarred James is a diverse self-taught artist who was born and raised in Rawlins, Wyoming. After graduation, he studied landscape architecture at College of the Redwoods where he spent his spare time exploring California, Colorado and Canada. While traveling, he drew inspiration from his surroundings by spending time in nature: fishing, hiking and kayaking. This tradition remains the same today as he continues to breathe life into his artwork through his portrayal of wild life, scenery and all things fishing. His diversity allows him to create pieces using airbrush, acrylics and watercolor while also using a chain saw to shape woodcarvings. While his artwork can be seen in many native Wyoming homes, he also enjoys showing them at outdoor events, such as the Choppers Jamboree, Music in the Park and Jackson Hole Arts Festival.

“Art is Cool.”

Marge McCrea

Marge McCrea- Featured at Red Desert Arts

Marge runs a gallery and art studio in downtown Rawlins named Red Desert Arts. She works and teaches painting, drawing, and pottery.

“I love Rawlins and Rawlins people.”

Betty Salisbury

Betty Salisbury- Featured at Artistry in Glass

“I am a Rawlins native and am presently the owner of Artistry in Glass.  I began working with stained glass over 30 years ago.  I learned the craft while I was still working as an Engineering Technician for the Highway Department.  The studio added ceramics to its lists of available arts approximately 15 year ago.  I have done some canvas work but I prefer to work in the field of glass.  I have been doing some fusing work for the last few years. In the past I have done design work for clothing. I designed and constructed a number of wedding dresses for family members.”

Chantelle Sidun

Chantelle Sidun- Featured at Bi-Rite SPorting Goods

Chantelle has loved drawing, painting and horses ever since she was a little girl. She caught her passion for unicorns and horses and painting from watching her mother paint and draw. Chantelle has owned horses and painted for fun through the years, but it wasn’t until 2015 when she was casually asked to paint a friends horse that she could turn her passion into a business.

“I love making people happy with my work and at times helping them cope with the passing of their dear friend over the rainbow bridge.”

Michelle Sidun

Michelle Sidun- Featured at Bi-Rite Sporting Goods

Michelle began drawing at a very young age and art has always played a part in her life. Whether it is drawing, painting, beading, sewing, costume design, leatherwork, decorating a home or landscaping- Michelle creates. It is a part of who she is. Michelle looks at everything through an artists eye, seeing color, shape and composition.

“My art varies from practical, life-like to very abstract, including the spectrum in between. I enjoy combining mediums, pushing the limits and ‘coloring outside the lines,’ so to speak.”

Joshua Seilaff

Josh Sielaff- Featured at THomas Designs
Rachel Erin Driscoll- Featured at Windswept Goods
Vanessa Lopez- Featured at Babbette’s Studio
Laura Friend- Featured at Rawlins Chamber of Commerce
Tom Judy- Featured at THomas Designs
Izabela Chrobak-Tysver – Featured at Cedar Street Studio


Bobbie Starks- Featured at BUCKS Sports Grill


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