Coffee cupping and more during tonight's ArtStroll

The Second-Friday ArtStroll in downtown Thermopolis, July 8, 5-8 p.m., will feature artists, art activities, live music and refreshments. Most downtown businesses are open during the event. Several artists will be demonstrating on Still Strolling Saturday, July 9. During the Friday evening stroll, Josh Thomas with Jackrabbit Java will demonstrate the art of coffee cupping , at Storyteller. Coffee cupping is a process to evaluate coffee’s taste: the coffee world’s equivalent to wine tasting. The art of cupping will introduce you to tasting specialty coffee from at least three different regions around the world. Josh, as the roaster, will guide you in cupping protocol while talking to you about different flavor profiles as you examine the acidity, body, sweetness and finish unique to different cultivars of coffee. Three cuppings will be held Friday evening starting at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at Storyteller. During the coffee cupping party, stop by Jo and Larry Reed’s table (Storyteller) for this month’s Make It and Take It Art Activity. Learn how to draw western cartoon characters. Jennie Blakesley will also be on hand with her jewelry. Stroll by One Eyed Buffalo Brewing Company to listen to western tunes played by Shawn McWilliams. As you stroll along you will also enjoy music played by Mike Howland, and Harold Hutson. One of our featured artists is Cindy Clancy who will be at Gooseberry Garden Quilt Shop and Flying Eagle Gallery will have an opening reception Friday evening for Angela Siems. Angela’s work will be on display all month at Flying Eagle Gallery. [image: ac1333ef-39b5-49be-a5a5-ac70e4e53d66.jpg] Stroll by Owl Creek Graphics to see Terry Sani and the many different bird decoys and fish he has crafted out of cardboard. Hot Springs County Museum & Cultural Center invite you to a Western Art Show. While there be sure to take part in the Make It and Take It Art Activity. This month, during the stroll you can make a fun summer western piece of art. The ArtStroll welcomes artist Mary Frix Bell. Mary recently returned home to Thermopolis. She invites you to stop by and get acquainted with her style of art. Mary will be located at Needful Things. Another new artist, Jodi Bennett, Worland, will show at Nature’s Corner. After a demonstration given by master turner Sam Angelo and help from the Worland Woodturners Jodi not only began wood turning but also discovered her love of wood burning. Pyrography added to wood turning was the perfect fit for her! [image: 4fd16612-93dc-4487-8f0f-a324e0c130c2.jpg] Wesaw Studio, this month’s host business will showcase artist Sallie Wesaw’s art. Other artists this month include Andrea Linn, spinner and textile artist, Joyce Fletcher textiles, Jane Oldridge, textiles and Susan Lankford will demonstrate using diffusers and clay necklaces with healing oils all at WOW Store. Rodney Skenandore, multi-media will show at One Eyed Buffalo Brewing Company. Visit Stephanie Conrad and Stefanie Gilbert and their repurposed art at S Squared Designs. Barb Rice and Ana Mosser will be featured at Hazel N Pearls. Join Barb Friday evening and Saturday for An Everything for Your YARD SALE sale. Enjoy popsicles and shop for things to help your garden grow artsy. 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 and Hot Springs Travel & Tourism. *h/t Toddi Darlington* #springcity #news