Galleries also part of AppleFest

By Hank Lohmeyer

While Town Park and Main Street are primary attractions for AppleFest events, off of Main Street there are also events happening at Pioneer Town, and especially at Cedaredge's AppleShed.

Connie Williams, owner, said that two popular artists, Barbara Torke and Ron Henry, will be on hand at the gallery intermittently during Saturday's AppleFest events to give demonstrations and visit with local art lovers.

Also, Williams Cellars has just begun offering a new 2016 vintage wine, a Gew├╝rztraminer that was introduced to an enthusiastic public at the recent Palisade Wine Festival. The stock on hand at that event was sold out, but there will be more supply during AppleFest, Williams said.

The AppleShed is also filled with other local wines and ciders made locally from Williams' own orchard grown fruit. There is a tasting room for customers convenience and, of course, lots of other value-added ag products, art, furniture, clothing and more.

And on the topic of art, the artists at ImpressionZ Co-op Gallery on Main Street will be open with a booth in front of the gallery. Wood turner David Kelly will be giving a demonstration of his craft. Artist of the month is Janine Coughlin, a paper art designer and soap chandler artisan who takes both mediums to a new level.