(L-R) Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce manager Tom Thomson

Nelson’s ArtWalk goes interactive

Nelson’s favourite art showcase is making its return next weekend.

Nelson’s favourite art showcase is making its return next weekend.

ArtWalk begins Friday, July 6 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) with an opening evening featuring new artists and events.

“It’s going to be amazing,” said Joy Barrett, event organizer. “We’re going to have the Moving Mosaic Samba Band kick it off and then we are going to have roaming musicians who are kind of doing some gypsy, folk, Spanish music.”

4Cats Art Studio is joining ArtWalk this year, setting up a tent allowing kids a place to do paintings and try their unique splatter painting experience.

“What we’re doing this year, which is totally new, is something we’re calling ‘participainting,’” said Barrett. “We’re going to have a bunch of empty canvases and get the passersby and ArtWalk people to join in and do some live painting right on Baker Street.”

There will be local artists on hand to mentor and help the public as they work on their works of art, and the completed pieces will be hung at the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce for the months of July and August.

Chalk artists and sand sculptors will be making a return this year and ArtWalk has also added performance artists who will be travelling throughout the streets during the opening event.

Barrett said that this year there will be 15 events housing art by 23 artists.

“In the banks — the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank and the Credit Union — they are going to showcase sculptures,” she said. “They are showcasing two sculptures per bank by artist like Denis Kleine, Pat Field and John McKinnon.”

For more information about the artists whose work will be on display pick up {vurb} throughout ArtWalk.

A full list of venues and artists is available at ndac.ca/nelson-artwalk.

 

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