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Art, music and more in Alva this weekend


David Vollbracht is one of the painters featured in the Art on the Salt Fork exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. This work is titled Early Risers.

A weekend of fun and culture in Alva will kick off tonight with the First Friday Art Walk. The Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva will exhibit Art on the Salt Fork beginning at 6 p.m. and closing at 8 p.m. The three featured artists are Deborah Burian, David Vollbracht and Evie Nusser Shriver. Burian's oil paintings feature flowers and still life. Vollbracht is displaying a selection of large scenic oil paintings. Nusser is a local artist using the name Comanche Spirit. Her photography captures southwest scenes.

This week the Gallery has been holding an art camp for youthful artists. They have created a host of Tiny Towns, three dimensional scenes of buildings and vegetation. Some of their work will also be on display during the Art Walk. The Gallery will be serving refreshments.

An Old Man's Gallery will also be open tonight with art and photography by Warren Little. Graceful Arts Gallery is located on the south side of the square at 523 Barnes St. in Alva. Little's gallery is a few doors east next to the Bell Hotel.

The Art on the Salt Fork exhibit at Graceful Arts Gallery this month features work like this from local photographer Evie Nusser Shriver .

The fun continues on Saturday with the Salt Fork June Jam featuring performances by a variety of musicians beginning at 3 p.m. on the stage at the west end of the courthouse. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy the music.

Dave Engle, Jeff McAlpin and Robert Ford playing contemporary and classic favorites are scheduled to begin the concert. At 4:30 will be jazz from the Max Ridgway Trio. The Byron Berline Band from Guthrie will begin playing bluegrass at 7 p.m. Boss Music will provide the sound system.

Adding to the entertainment Saturday will be sidewalk vendors located along the south and west sides of the square. They will feature food, face painting, crafts, clothing, photography and more. There will also be food trucks. Some sidewalk vendors will begin setting up early before the concert begins.

The weekend calls for sunny skies and high temperatures in the 80s. It's a great time to get out and enjoy art, music and more.


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