The Nelson and District Arts Council is now taking artist applications for this year’s Art Walk as well as the new Nelson International Mural Festival. File photo

ArtWalk, mural festival open for entries

Summer events seeking submissions

The Nelson and District Arts Council is gearing up for twice the artistic excitement this year.

First off, the NDAC is bringing back its flagship event, ArtWalk, for the 30th year.

To mark the milestone celebration there will be two openings; the first gala event is Friday June 29 at ArtWalk venues throughout Nelson and another on Friday July 27th during the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s MarketFest. On that evening ArtWalk will be featured at the Stanley Street stage. ArtWalk wraps up with a closing street party on September 7.

Applications are available online and close on Friday, April 20th at 5 p.m.

NDAC is also presenting the first annual Nelson International Mural Festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson. Through the festival, NDAC seeks to increase the cultural vibrancy of Nelson by engaging local, national and international street artists, muralists, creators and arts lovers through the creation of up to 10 large scale public artworks and educational opportunities.

NDAC desires to shine a light on local cultures and histories, encouraging collaboration and community building. Artist and building owner applications are available on website and close on Friday, March 23rd at 5 p.m.

The mural painting takes place from June through August and the actual festival runs August 17-19.

For more information and application forms, check out www.ndac.ca. Any questions can be directed to Executive Director Sydney Black at info@ndac.ca.

 

Mural Festival kicks off this year.

ArtWalk is celebrating its 30th year in 2018.

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