If it's June in Sandpoint, it's time for ArtWalk, which is actually 2 one-month celebrations of art. The first, which opens June 12 and runs through July 27, is followed by ArtWalk II from July 13-September 14.

Behind this massive, whole-town arts undertaking is the Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC). Their main gallery is located in the Old Power House building on Lake Street just as you come into town from the Long Bridge. It is there you'll see this piece, "Walter," by Kevin Watson, included in the Things That Go Bump In the Night group show.

Numerous businesses throughout Sandpoint participate in this much-anticipated event, which showcases mostly regional artists, some of whom don't show outside the area and some who are nationally known. Click here for a list of participating businesses.

If you go to Redtail Gallery or see any information stating that my work will be shown in this ArtWalk, please be advised that my solo art exhibition "Paradise LOST and Found" is actually opening NEXT weekend, during the town's Summer Solstice celebration. Stay tuned for more info.