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Making the most of the ArtWalk experience

On Saturday, July 27th between 6 - 9 p.m. ArtWalk will be hosting participatory creative art spaces throughout downtown. — Three Owls Studio

The Nelson and District Arts Council is thrilled to announce the second opening for 31st annual ArtWalk Saturday, July 27th.

ArtWalk has become a highlight of the arts & cultural season offering the community a free event that showcases the work of local artists in business galleries. This year’s event hosts over 35 artists in 17 venues downtown and down to the waterfront.

This year the Nelson and District Arts Council is trying something different for the second opening. On Saturday, July 27th between 6 - 9 p.m. ArtWalk will be hosting participatory creative art spaces throughout downtown. Each space will have a different art disciplines and an instructor who will show the public the basics and invite ‘You to be the Artist’.

These spaces, marked on the brochure map, include steelpan drums with ethnomusicologist John Galm at Hall Street Park (the gazebo by the Prestige Lakeside Resort), typewriters hosted by the Nelson Writer’s Salon at the Dominion Cafe’s patio, ukuleles with the comparable Catherine McGrath at the amenity area by the CIBC, an interactive photobooth with Thomas Nowaczynski of Lightercyde Film Lab at Hall Street Plaza, and try painting a canvas with Chrystyna Bykowa at Remedy Rx and so much more.

Of course ArtWalk is all about the artists and this opening is no different. There will be new artists going into most of the venues making for a whole new ArtWalk experience.

The Nelson and District Arts Council wants to thank the business community for their continued support of ArtWalk. The venues open up their spaces and their walls in support of the local arts community and we couldn’t continue this event without that support.

ArtWalk is supported by our generous sponsors the Province of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Nelson and District Credit Union, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, the City of Nelson and Columbia Basin Trust.