Artwalk returns and ready to hit the road

Thirty artists have registered for this year’s walk, giving residents of the community an opportunity to immerse themselves in an immense variety of art forms.

On display are oil and acrylic painting, pottery, clay and metal jewellery, ceramics, photography and mixed media to name a few.

“We’re (the community) talking about the downtown revitalization; this is a good example of how the arts can play an important role in bringing vibrancy and interest back into that downtown area,” Chair of the Artwalk Committee, Sandy Troudt said.

The event begins at the North Peace Cultural Centre, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk through studios and get a feel for some of the art being presented.

You can than take a free map, guiding you though downtown, from 100 Street and 100 Avenue, stretching as far as 101 Street, ensuring you don’t miss a beat.

The event is made possible by volunteers of the Artwalk community and local businesses including, The North Peace Cultural Centre, Peace Gallery North, Arctech Welding & Machining, Paragon Refrigeration and River Animal Hospital.

“After the success of last year’s inaugural event we’re excited to see it continue to grow,” Executive Director of NPCC, Bettyanne Hampton said. “Artwalk creates a public forum for many of the Peace Region’s amazing talented artists, and creates a unique draw for our downtown businesses.”

Artwalk will run from May 31 – June 21 and participating venues will be easily recognized by the green ArtWalk logos displayed in their windows or doors.

If you’re looking to become a more active participant of Artwalk, shoot an email to fdtroudt@gmail.com or pop into Peace Gallery North.

“The event started as a legacy project for the North Peace Cultural Centre but it was so successful last year that we wanted to see it grow,” Troudt added. “The possibilities and potential for growth in the future is huge.”