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ArtWalk 2021 Artist Applications are Now Open!


The Nelson and District Arts Council is proud to be continuing the long tradition of hosting ArtWalk, an event that has been instrumental in supporting local artists for over three creative decades. ArtWalk 2020 was hosted as a fully virtual event to keep our community safe while still supporting local artists. We will continue with our virtual openings in 2021, across our social media platforms, on Friday, June 25th and Friday, July 23rd. There will not be physical events associated with these openings unless the provincial health order changes.


If you have participated in ArtWalk previously as an exhibited artist, you know how easy the Nelson and District Arts Council makes your experience. If you are new to ArtWalk the Arts Council will be there to assist you. The support you are given as a participating artist is just one of the reasons artists continue to participate in ArtWalk. We feature professional artists, but emerging artists are encouraged to apply as ArtWalk is a wonderful place to experience a first showcase, from the application process, to communicating with venues and showing and selling work, our ArtWalk team NDAC will fully support your process so that you can go on to apply at other galleries and art shows.


ArtWalk has a wonderful reputation for having top-quality artists in beautiful local venues. This year a hybrid model will be created, with both online and in-person galleries. Artists who are comfortable with physically hanging their work in venues will have the potential opportunity to do so, and artists who wish to show their work in a virtual sphere will also have that option. Venues will


Details and applications will available on the Nelson and District Arts Council website on Monday, March 8th, or you can contact this year’s ArtWalk Coordinator, Stephanie Myers at 250.505.7410 or [email protected]

Deadline to apply for artists and venues is Monday, April 19th at 5pm. Click here for applications and more information.

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