Art lovers flock to opening of ArtWalk 2023
The storm clouds threatened on Saturday afternoon but the rain never materialize. What did show up were hundreds of art lovers with ArtWalk maps in hand to wander the streets and alleys of Nelson on the look out for their next favourite local artist. Both professional and emerging artists were be on display and of course for sale.
There were sales at numerous venues before the night was out and more than likely lots of folks measuring walls and contemplating a new art purchase. This is the first opening of the 35th annual ArtWalk, the next opening with a whole new crew of art on the wall will happen on Saturday, Aug 5th from 6 -9 p.m.
There were five mini-performance areas around town to entertain the wandering art lovers with their musical performances.
Tabarouest, a four piece francophone experience, by Remedy Rx were a big hit. NDAC is very honoured to be able to work to support all mediums of artists in a multitude of ways, including hiring musicians for the ArtWalk opening nights.
NDAC wants to thank business owners for participating in ArtWalk year after year and supporting the local arts community. The business owners are a pleasure to work with, many of them going above and beyond to make the night a special experience for the artists and artwalkers.
Soma Sound & Event hosted a sound bath for the lucky folks who were there as well as an artist talk from Kai Cabödyna.
Nelson & District Arts Council Executive Director, Sydney Black was out for the opening and shared this comment “Stephanie Myers and her team did a wonderful job coordinating this years ArtWalk.
It was very exciting to see ArtWalkers back in the streets again appreciating performance and visual art and celebrating all that is our wonderful community.”
ArtWalk populates unique venues with quality, locally produced artwork chosen by the venue operator to fit their walls and business branding. The Nelson & District Arts Council invites the community to come out to the second opening on Saturday, Aug 5th and celebrate Nelson’s vibrant arts scene.
Photo Caption: Melanie Wright-Day at Empire Coffee solarium. — 2 Sons Studio