October ArtStroll Oct. 13-14 plus Special Events

New Photographers Join ArtStroll

The Second-Friday ArtStroll in downtown Thermopolis, October 13 & 14, will feature two of our newer photography artists – Douglas Nelson and Levi Shinkle.  Stroll hours on Friday evening are 5-8 p.m.  The ArtStroll continues Saturday during regular business hours.

Douglas Nelson, who began promoting his art earlier this year, will be sharing his summer landscape and wildlife photos at Owl Creek Graphics.  Levi Shinkle makes his ArtStroll debut this month, and plans to display images of places, people, and things at host business Nature’s Corner.  While Levi says, “I didn’t snap my first photo until after I graduated high school and my first camera was a small Nikon point and shoot that I traded a couple of DVDs for”, he quickly caught the shutter bug and has several projects he has mapped out to explore with his camera.  Both Douglas’ and Levi’s works will remind strollers about the beauty and surprises of the world around us.

Storyteller will feature Jennie Blakesley, jewelry and Delanie Price, multi-media.  Harold Hutson and friends will be performing there too this month.

Also participating in this month’s Stroll is S Squared Designs, where owner Stephanie Conrad and friends will showcase and demonstrate handmade and repurposed items.  Elsewhere on the Stroll path find textile artists Donald Vincent, Andrea Linn, Joyce Fletcher, and Jane Oldridge, along with Susan Langford doing healing oils demonstrations, all at the W.O.W. Store.

Make Your Own WarHammer

Flying Eagle Gallery features a Make it and Take It activity — painted WarHammer models.  Beau Robbins will teach strollers how to paint a “Stormcast Eternal” model. Beau, who has been painting these models for years, will cover lots of helpful topics, including base coat, dry brush, and shading.  Models will be assembled and primed, ready to roll. No cost.

John Sollo presents local Antiques Roadshow

Antique Stroll Show with John Sollo

Hot Springs County Museum welcomes John Sollo, for our own Antique Stroll Show.  Meet John at the opening reception on Friday night, 6-7 p.m.  And come by for the Antique Stroll Show on Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to watch John evaluate local finds.

Middle School (TMS) Living Wax Museum

Stay on at the Museum for “History seen through the eyes of Middle School Students in Hot Springs County”, presented by Hot Springs County Historical Society, starting at 2pm.  This is an opportunity to see the TMS Living Wax Museum, a class project developed by Language Arts teacher Kristin Ryan.  Because of this project, Ms. Ryan was recognized for her innovative teaching methods with an award from a private foundation.

Friends of the Library Book & Bake Sale

The Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale, at the Armory, starts on Friday evening 5-7 p.m.  And come back to the Armory to continue shopping for books and baked items 8 a.m.-12 noon.  This fundraiser kicks off the Friends of the Library’s 2018 membership drive.


Strollers are encouraged to pick up a map at any stroll business to find the location of artists and musicians. Return the map to the host business, Nature’s Corner, at the end of Friday evening’s stroll to be entered to win a piece of artwork donated by the artists.

The Second-Friday ArtStroll and Still Strolling Saturday are organized by Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation and Smoking Waters Art Guild with additional help from Main Street Thermopolis, Hot Springs Travel & Tourism, and local businesses.