November 2 - The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Hot Spot Cafe on Friday, Oct. 28. Later, the night was lit with the old neon sign during Art Walk. The band Windy Ridge was on hand to play for a crowd in the covered area of the restaurant.
Plus, the W.I.T.C.H.E.S. of Cottage Grove brought their cauldron and Halloween spirit and danced throughout the evening during Art Walk. Also at the Hot Spot, Aislinn Blackstone showed her prints and folk pieces, which were among the many celebrated artist creations featured at Art Walk.
Richard McConochie’s illustrations, prints and coloring books lined The Crafty Mercantile table. Artist Denise Halstead showcased her work with artist and author Gloria Campuzano, who displayed her books and art while Linda Diaz played ethereal Andean Music with authentic flutes at the Bookmine.