Second round of ArtWalk set for Friday on Baker Street
After 25 years it’s no surprise that organizers of ArtWalk want to celebrate twice.
Friday, the Nelson & District Arts Council welcomes the public to the second grand opening of the 25th ediition of ArtWalk on Baker Street.
The event showcases local artists at various businesses in and around the downtown core.
From 6-9 p.m. the streets of Nelson will come alive with live music, performance artists, sand sculptors, chalk artist, face painting, Participainting, and more.
The evening begins with the fabulous Oxygen Orkestar, who will begin playing in the 400 block of Baker Street and then lead the participants in a lively march around the ArtWalk route.
There is also twenty poems by local writers that will be featured in locations along the route, part of ArtWalk’s “Poetry Lives Here” project.
This year’s ArtWalk features 36 artists, showing their work in sixteen venues from Baker Street down to Front Street. July showcased the first set of artists, and the second set of artists will be installing their work on Friday for the August showing.
Nelson’s ArtWalk’s long history is proof of its success. It offers area artists the opportunity to have their work viewed by more than a thousand art-lovers; gives downtown businesses a doorway into creative culture; and is a veritable feast for the ArtWalking public.
Brochures and maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Touchstones, the participating venues or online at http://www.ndac.ca