Jerome Art Walk Welcomes the Spring Season

This post is a press release from the Jerome Art Walk.

Jerome Art Walk

Saturday, March 4
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Artist Jan Bruso opens  The Funky Side Studio.  Enjoy her whimsical designs and exciting new space in the UVX Building across from Haunted Hamburger.

Artist Jan Bruso opens The Funky Side Studio. Enjoy her whimsical designs and exciting new space in the UVX Building across from Haunted Hamburger.

The Jerome Art Walk keeps its momentum going on March 4th, approaching the spring season with more artistic energy and wonderful talent than ever before.  Every first Saturday, the creative community of Jerome is pleased to host an evening of art, music and entertainment with open studios and galleries displaying local, regional and national artistic treasures. A free shuttle runs during the event. Restaurants will offer delightful meals and charming lodging choices abound for a delightful nights stay for those who might enjoy making a weekend of it.

Stop by Made in Jerome Pottery for beautiful ceramics and live music by Dave Hall and friends. The Mine Café will be  featuring a night time tapas menu and also be hosting live music from 5 to 8. At the end of the night, make your way to The Spirit Room for The Johnny Lingo Trio.

Local First Members at Art Walk

Suzen Brackell will open her new show at The Jerome Artist’s Cooperative on March 4th. “The Joy of Sewing” features beautiful textile designs by this talented artist. Like many who first became acquainted with a needle and thread in early school years, Suzen was introduced to her first sewing machine in her hometown of Windsor, Ontario in the 7th grade; she put her foot to the peddle, set the flywheel spinning and never looked back! Suzen specializes in custom work that is individually personalized “Just for You” and will guarantee a perfect fit. She is celebrating opening night of her “50 Joyful Years” with a Special $50 sale on many of her normally higher priced items, and will be available to answer questions and take names for custom orders. Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery   is open daily 10-6. The show runs through thru May 3.

Spring is here and Pura Vida Gallery will be celebrating the season with new garden art.  New rock and steel garden sculptures from Sea Stones Studio will grace the garden, as well as many elegant herons and duck stone sculptures. Join Pura Vida Gallery on the evening of the Jerome Art Walk for champagne and chocolates and a toast to Spring!

Gallery 527 features new classic Rock and Roll photos by Larry Hulst of Colorado Springs. His show ‘Front Row Center’ just opened at The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and will run through May with 100 images of iconic musicians of our time. Stop by to browse through the Gallery 527 collection. Join the talented group of local artists for an evening for art, food and beverage and, of course, great conversation during this lively evening in Jerome.

New to Art Walk

New members have joined the group and are planning special events throughout the town. The Wicked City Brew will be showing local art with 12 craft beers on tap at the UVX Building. Jan Bruso will host her grand opening of The Funky Side Studio across from the Haunted Hamburger.

Artist Jan A. Bruso is moving her Sedona art & tattoo studio to Jerome! The Grand Opening will be in conjunction with Jerome's Art Walk, Saturday, March 4th, 5- 8pm. There will be live music, pizza, and beverages on the patio.  Located in the UVThe location is in the UVX Building, 403 Clark Street - B4, (sharing the patio with Smokin Jerome’s).

Jan paints her bright whimsical designs on mostly canvas & skin.  She has been known to paint on any thing else she can get her hands on. Other pieces that hang in her studio are on wood, guitars and cow skulls.  Her style is colorful pop art with a swirly flare. Her work is very distinct and all her work has a graphic design vibe as all her images are outlined in black. This is her signature touch. The studio is filled with painting of chapels, twisted trees, cats, dogs, her crazy fish characters and more.  People order gifts for others, themselves, memorial pieces. She works closely with rescue facilities.

Jan started selling professionally in 2003 with a series of shows in Boston, then here in AZ. Jan sells in local wine tasting rooms AZ Stronghold  & Page Springs Vineyard gift shop, The Bordello of Jerome, Hilltop Deli, Wicked City Brew and other locations   Jan will continue to do shows on location including local venues and traveling to Boston, San Diego & New Orleans. She will also be hosting paint along parties in her studio as well as at Page Spring Vineyard starting at the end of March. Details coming soon on her website.

I started tattooing in 2009, people kept asking for my work designed into tattoos. I opened the Funky Studio 4 years ago in Sedona.  After residing in Jerome for over a year, I have just moved my business up to Jerome as of this month. I am very grateful to be part of a supportive art community.  All kinds of excitement is being planned for the studio patio for this years Jerome Art Walk.
— Jan Bruso

Stop by the studio and check out all the fun artwork, paintings, tattoos & custom pet portraits!

More Events

Stop into Adrift in the Old Jerome High School, Room A304 to experience the vitality and beauty found in desert wood.   Enchanted wands, various woods, crystals, gems and a bit o sparkly gold, assembled for their magical power.  Still sticks sanded, oiled and crafted to be held in your hand.  
Spring is a time for the new and the more than thirty local artists at Zen Mountain Gallery have been busy producing new work. The gallery has new pottery from Luna Patterson, Laura Pokorny and Elizabeth Bonzani. New jewelry from Komala Rohde and Nancy Bihler. New glass work from Susan Moody and much, much more. March Art Walk will be a great time to stop by for a glass of wine and find something new for yourself at Zen Mountain Gallery.

As we put winter to behind us, and that special Arizona light comes out to play this Spring, colors are starting to look better and better at Yester Day’s Fine Art Gallery, where multi-colored sales tags might catch one’s eye, too!  A rainbow of colors found in the gallery’s oils, watercolors and colored pencil images have been hand-picked for discounts by “Yester Day.” A remnant spirit of mining days, Yester Day, who worked in the darkness of the mines all those years, now thinks colors—especially those found in fine art--should really be shared, enjoyed, and embraced (along with the refreshments!). Join us, then, as we anticipate the Vernal Equinox at our brightening gallery, located at 509 Main Street in the lower Jerome art district.

For more information about Jerome Art Walk, contact Donna at 928.301.3004.