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Art: The purpose is to inspire

Shea Stanfield~ 3/2/2015

The purposes of art are to create thought-provoking discussion, awaken possibilities, and inspire the community. It’s with this spirit local award-winning artist Renee Palmer-Jones is opening The Spur Cross Art Gallery in Cave Creek.  The venture promises a dazzling combination of great food, cutting-edge art from local artists, ongoing community art events, and open space for lively discussions.   

The rooftop of the Spur Cross Gallery, on the corner of Cave Creek and Spur Cross Roads in Cave Creek, is managed by Joe Martini of Wild, Wild West BBQ and is known as “The Top of the Creek,” where breathtaking views of the Spur Cross Preservation Area stretch majestically across the north horizon, as you enjoy great Bar-B-Q with a cool beer or glass of wine. Wild, Wild West BBQ offers daily cuisine on location as well as catering for special events on site and for customers at home or their chosen location.  

The co-op art gallery, Spur Cross Art Gallery, managed by Renee Palmer-Jones, offers gallery space for local artists to exhibit and sell their art. Every two months the gallery will sponsor an exhibit anchored by a common theme. The opening exhibit titled, “It’s All About The Color,” will première the gallery space with a selection of Renee’s most dynamically color charged paintings. Her work will serve to anchor each new exhibit throughout the year. A theme reception will be held at the opening of each new exhibit. 

Sponsored community events are planned each month to introduce the community to local artists and their work.  Renee shares, “The vision for the gallery’s future is to create an active, working space where artists can exhibit, meet community members and nurture a vibrant and interesting space for the exchange of ideas.” 

Artists interested in showing and selling their work are invited to contact Renee at The community is invited to the grand opening in March.  Don’t miss the chance to enjoy great food, live music, view the opening gallery exhibit and enjoy the inspiring environment of Cave Creek’s newest co-op gallery.