Applications for ArtWalk 2021 open March 8. Photo: Submitted

Applications for ArtWalk 2021 open March 8. Photo: Submitted

Artist submissions open Monday for ArtWalk 2021

This year’s event will once again be virtual

Submitted by Nelson and District Arts Council

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 25 and Friday, July 23. 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 at 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 have the opportunity to select their artists from a list of incredibly talented artists.

Details and applications will available on the Nelson and District Arts Council website ndac.ca as of March 8, or you can contact this year’s ArtWalk co-ordinator Stephanie Myers at 250-505-7410 or artwalk@ndac.ca.

The deadline to apply for artists and venues is April 19 at 5 p.m.

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