The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is delighted to announce that the 35th annual ArtWalk will return to the businesses and streets of Nelson for a fully in-person experience featuring local artists, performers, and venues in 2023. ArtWalk is an annual tradition that has united businesses, artists, and community members for over three decades. The event populates unique venues with quality, locally produced artwork which draws traffic to local businesses and increases the visibility of Nelson and area artists.
ArtWalk’s two opening nights (Saturday, June 24th and Saturday, August 5th) will showcase participating artists at their venues alongside a collection of street performances and other delights throughout Nelson’s downtown core from 6 – 9 pm. A new set of artists will have their work on display at each opening. After the openings, art will be available to view at the participating venues during their regular hours until Sunday, September 10th.
Professional and emerging artists alike are encouraged to apply for ArtWalk; not all applicants will be selected but priority will be given to artists showing recent work not previously exhibited at ArtWalk or other Nelson venues. To support our community’s economic recovery from the pandemic, NDAC will continue to waive participation fees for artists and venues for the 2023 edition.