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ArtWalk 2020 goes Virtual

By Contributor
June 22nd, 2020

The Nelson & District Arts Council is proud to present the 32nd annual ArtWalk! With over 40 artists and 20+ businesses onboard it will be an ArtWalk to remember. 

ArtWalk is hosting an opening night Live Streaming event on Friday, June 26th from 6 – 9 p.m., which will be free of charge and open to everyone. 

The Arts Council will be hosting the event via Zoom as well as on Facebook live. The event will feature Melody Diachun and Doug Stevenson (taking jazz requests), The Dancing Legs, Onezie Parade and dose. All this will be hosted by Lucas Myers. 

All performers will be coming to you from their living rooms or an otherwise safe location. 

Providing ArtWalk in this capacity allows for local performance artists to continue to be paid for their work in a climate where almost all summer performance opportunities have been cancelled.

The Nelson and District Arts Council has worked hard to be proactive during the COVID-19 health crisis and have developed a way to support the visual arts community while keeping everyone safe.  A digital gallery platform will be open for viewing all the individual artist’s art on the NDAC website. 

Arts Council has also kept the tradition of collaborating with the local business community, with businesses promoting specific artists on their social media accounts in lieu of physically being able to hang artwork in their establishments. 

All links will connect to our ArtWalk gallery where patrons can directly connect with the artists to make their artwork purchases. Another change for this year: 100% of art sales will go directly to the artists. The arts community has been drastically affected during this time and the Arts Council wants to provide as much support as possible.

ArtWalk has a wonderful reputation as one of the best events of the summer — it might look different but will still focus directly on showcasing our local performance and visual artists.

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