The Village Becomes A Gallery during Art Walk! Local businesses serve as pop-up galleries for artists from 6-8 pm. Bring your friends and family along on a self-guided tour of participating businesses, where you will find one of a kind art and crafts, performances, and reception food and drinks. 20% of all sales of artwork go to the gallery to fund future walks-SUPPORT LOCAL ART! Art Walk is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
June 28 will be our fifth Village Art Walk event, and I am so excited about continuing this awesome event monthly.
What Art Walk does:
-provides a free monthly event that brings the community together
-provides businesses with an exciting rotating art exhibit
-gives local artists a venue and reception for showcasing and selling their work (even after the walk...most businesses keep work up for the month and sell on behalf of the artist to their walk-in customers)
-connects community members and business owners by opening doors to those who may not otherwise visit -supports local artists in their effort to earn a living. (At the present, our commission on art sales is 20% and funds future events-that is compared to the 40-50% commission of a typical gallery. One goal is to generate enough funding that this event will cost the artists NOTHING!)
-provides creative opportunities for children and families with community art making booths
-gives local arts groups a place to share what they do...we have so far hosted a book signing, several theatre troupe performances, poetry readings, live music, and an artist/author talk on community health awareness!
-provides other local businesses (like food trucks and small craft venues) a place to visit/share.
What Art Walk doesn't do:
-pay for itself. That's it!! We need your support to continue this awesome event!