ArtWalk 2018 features local visual artists and is happening at business as venues throughout downtown Nelson all summer long. This year for the 30th Anniversary, there will be more artists and venues than ever before. ArtWalk 2018 will feature two opening galas. The first opening night on Friday, June 29thwill feature live dance, musical performances, face painting, and hula hoppers roaming the streets and entertaining art lovers on their journey from venue to venue. The Nelson and District Arts Council has teamed up with the West Kootenay EcoSociety for the second opening night to host the Stanley Street Art Stage during the July MarketFest on Friday, July 27th. Also during this second opening each artist’s work will also be rotated to a different venue, creating a whole new ArtWalk experience. Our closing gala happens at Hall Street Plaza on September 7th in collaboration with the Nelson Road Kings.