Once again, expect a wonderful night in Jerome. Have dinner, stroll the streets and visit the galleries, sip some wine, sample some treats, savor the art…maybe even spend the night at one of the delightful hotels or bed and breakfasts. Jerome is once again the place to be on the first Saturday of the month. For more information, scroll the Events List below.

Dec 5, 2015

New turquoise, moonstone and silver pendant made for Aurum by Kathryn Waters

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Aurum Jewelry is pleased to have the work of several new artists just in time for the December Art Walk. In addition to fabulous new jewelry made in-house and by over 30 local jewelers, we now carry locally handcrafted wooden items inlaid with turquoise, malachite and coral, including mirrors and trinket boxes. We also have a limited selection of handmade leather and gemstone bags, key chains and necklaces. Other unique holiday gifts include pendants made from a special blend of gemstones, resin and many other ingredients, as well as some featuring turquoise set in wood. Come enjoy a glass of wine and holiday treats while we help you find the perfect gifts for family and friends!

As we approach the winter solstice, the celebrations mount, and those at Yester Day's Fine Art Gallery are no different. During this exciting month of December our spotlight is on the anonymous artists of Mexico, where creativity abounds, as did the hard work of the Mexican miners in Jerome many years ago. Only with such intensity and devotion to their understandings of the divine, could these artists have produced a 3-foot carving out of an avocado tree of the Virgin of Guadalupe, who is also celebrated this month. Also, a rare 2-foot image of a Yaqui deer dancer, carved out of an ironwood tree, sets to a distant drummer the joy of season. And working big seems to continue with the ceramics from Mexico, as the fanciful vessels of low-fired pottery also stand tall in the gallery, each dressed in beautiful colors and unique in shape.

So, as the days shorten and the stars come out, come see how the largeness of life still prevails in the night here, especially in the lower Jerome's Fine Art District, that includes the Jerome Artists' Cooperative, Aurum Jewelry, Pura Vida, Knapp Gallery, Zen Mountain Gallery, Gallery 527, and, in the middle of it all (we think anyway) Yester Day's, located at 509 Main Street.

On the December 5th Jerome Art Walk, Pura Vida Gallery will once again host its hand-crafted holiday gift show. Enjoy holiday treats, mulled cider, and champagne while browsing the wonderful selection of affordable unique gifts from over 120 American artists. Happy Holidays!

Jerome's Jewelry has some extraordinary jewelry designs created by father-and-son team Rick and Ricky Hernandez as well as 3 other featured artists, April Hernandez, Sarah Yount-Moser and Fredda Psaltis. Master Jeweler Rick Hernandez has been fabricating spectacular custom jewelry for over 20 years, usually in 14kt gold and sterling silver. Rick's passion is crafting pieces using Australian Opal with accent stones such as Diamond, Tanzanite, and Amethyst, along with many other gemstones. Rick's son Ricky has followed in his father's footsteps, and specializes in the art of handcrafted silver work. Ricky has designed some very inspired pieces with a medieval artfulness. However, several of his popular designs are quite contemporary. He loves to work with Drusy, Amethyst, Malachite, Black Onyx and many other gemstones. Ricky’s wife April has been building a unique line of jewelry using keys and gears with a Steampunk flair. April has also created a wide variety of cameo necklaces, chokers, and rings. Don't forget to check out Arizona Artists ~ Sarah Yount-Moser's unusual necklaces and Fredda Psaltis Healing Star among all of the remarkable items. Together these artists have quite a collection at Jerome's Jewelry for your Holiday Shopping.

All of the artworks at the Jerome's Artist’s Cooperative Gallery are hand made by the local artists who live within the region. It’s the same artists and artisans who work the front desk every day of the year except when the Gallery closes on Christmas Day. For our visitors, this means they are guaranteed to meet the artists themselves when they visit and shop at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery. Please join us on Jerome’s First Saturday Art Walk on Dec. 5 from 5-8 PM, when we celebrate another beautiful Holiday Season. Refreshments will be served. The 2015 “Holiday Show” runs from Dec. 4- Dec. 30, 10 AM – 6 PM Daily. At Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery at 502 N. Main St.

Komala Rohde returns to Zen Mountain Gallery for December Art Walk just in time to present her beautiful and creative jewelry before Christmas. Komala’s work which has become a favorite with locals would make a great gift for the holidays. Please join us as we welcome one the areas most unique and creative jewelers for her return as featured artist.

Gallery 527 in Jerome is in the holiday spirit with a new glass Menorah by Lorraine Fexas as well as her colorful ornaments. Marian Ward, jeweler extraordinaire has created beautiful earrings, necklaces, bracelets and copper charms that are sure to please the special person in your life. Encaustic artist Ardis Harsche will be hanging some new pieces for the December Art Walk. Susan Pitcairn’s new pastel created during the Good Morning Arizona show in Jerome is on display as well as the vibrant abstract paintings of Julie Bernstein Engelmann. Ramona Stites’s palette knife painting show has just ended but a few of these captivating pieces will remain for your holiday enjoyment. Donna Chesler debuts a new lunar eclipse photo shot in September and while nothing like her image from 2007, it captures the mystery and magic of the moon. Stop by for delightful art, conversation and refreshments on December 5th from 5 to 8pm.

For more information about Jerome Art Walk call Donna @ 928-301-3004.