ArtWalk Returns for 15th year!
Friday, May 12 • 5-9 pm
For the past 14 years, the Downtown Beloit Association (DBA) has hosted “ArtWalk,” a unique, evening shopping experience in historic Downtown Beloit that transforms businesses into art galleries! This event draws hundreds of residents and visitors alike to support small businesses and shop for one-of-kind pieces of art.
Now in its 15th year, ArtWalk continues to grow, with more than 25 businesses and 30 artists participating. In addition to the vast array of exceptional items for sale, shoppers can enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, and free trolley rides.
The event will be held on Friday, May 12 from 5 to 9 pm in the heart of Downtown Beloit. Brochures will be available listing the participating businesses and the names of the artists or craftspeople selling their wares in each location.
This year, thanks to a grant from Visit Beloit, Downtown Beloit Association will be expanding the number of street banners throughout downtown, and the public is invited to paint their ideas on canvases that will be displayed and judged during ArtWalk at the Vision Beloit Center, 500 Public Avenue.
The project is limited to sixty participants; canvases will be dispatched on a first come, first served at the Vision Beloit Center. Completed artwork must be submitted to Downtown Beloit Association by May 5. Cash awards will be given for “People’s Choice” and “First Place” winners. All canvases will be for sale the night of the event for $75 each. The winning canvas will be displayed permanently on the new banners. This event will also be filmed as part of Beloit’s Discover Wisconsin episode that will air in 2018.
“ArtWalk is an extremely popular event,” exclaims Shauna El-Amin, Executive Director of the Downtown Beloit Association. “Many of the venues offer special giveaways, food items, and entertainment in addition to showcasing the art of local artists. It gets bigger and better every year!”
And, be sure to stop into the Vision Beloit Center, 500 Public Avenue for a special free treats and one-of-a-kind pieces for sale.