Annual Cookie Walk supports art at local gallery

Jordan Gerard

Along with the artwork displayed at Bluff Country Artists Gallery, the cookies themselves are a sight to see, and then, at the annual Cookie Walk for the arts.

The gallery hosts this event on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cookies are mostly sold by the pound, with a few exceptions.

“It’s hard to find a greater variety of cookies,” coordinator Mary Zaffke said. “The people who are donating really practice the art of cookie baking and put a lot of thought into what they donate.”

As the coordinators for the event, Zaffke and Lara Wold-Mendez expect more than two or three dozen various kinds of cookies, each unique in their own way. 


Cookies are donated by a variety of persons, who are considered the gallery’s “champions” for this event. 

“... People are generous with their gift of cookies [or] candy to this event, and we are always grateful for the variety that we get,” Zaffke said.

Proceeds from the event will support the educational goals of the gallery and also the general operating fund, Zaffke added. 

The gallery board is also looking to expand its offerings of art classes for a variety of ages. Those classes can be found on the gallery’s Facebook page at 

Currently, the gallery is planning a few classes for January and February and a special pre-Valentine’s Day event, along with other surprises, Zaffke said. 

This year is the eighth year of the cookie walk.