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Riverwest ArtWalk: FAQ

What is ArtWalk? ArtWalk is the state’s largest walking tour of artists’ homes and studios, neighborhood galleries and various alternative spaces. It is organized and sponsored by the Riverwest Artists Association (RAA). The walking tour includes more than 100 established and emerging visual artists and performers at 40 site throughout Riverwest. Many area restaurants and taverns also participate, giving the event the overall quality of a neighborhood-wide open house for the arts. Can I buy the artwork on exhibit at ArtWalk? ArtWalk is a good place to buy art. Buying directly from the artist can often save the purchaser considerable money. All proceeds from the auction and ArtWalk support RAA programming. What else goes on during ArtWalk? New this year, artistic demonstrations geared for adults will take place throughout the weekend, while the Children’s Art Making Place (CAMP) is back this year and will feature family projects. When did ArtWalk start? ArtWalk has been a fixture of Riverwest since 1979. This is our 21st birthday! When is ArtWalk? Oct. 1 and 2 from 12-5 p.m. Where can I get tickets, how much are they? Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at designated sites around the neighborhood (call 374-4722 for information). What galleries and sites will be included? A wide variety of studios, homes, galleries, and alternative spaces throughout the Riverwest neighborhood will be included, as well as installations in neighborhood parks and green spaces. How will I know where to go? A map of the sites will be provided with ticket purchase. How can I get involved? If you are an artist who wants to participate, it only requires membership in RAA. General membership is $35, student and senior memberships are $20. If you operate a gallery or artists’ cooperative, a business membership in RAA is $60, which gives you the ability to exhibit many artists at your business site. Call soon if you are interested. All sites and artists must be determined well ahead of time to be included in the ArtWalk map. How can I find out more? If you have any questions or wish to participate, volunteer, or donate space for the event, please call 374-4722, or call Liz Humphrey at 267-8148 or 444-0339.