Over 20 Artists and Businesses Team Up for First ArtWalk
September 9, 2022 from 6 to 9 pm in Downtown Jasper
8/31/2022 ~ by Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance
ArtWalk Jasper wants to paint the streets with visual arts and music the second Fridays of September, October, and November.
ArtWalk Jasper will bring juried visual artists inside Main Street businesses for each of the three evenings from 6-9 p.m. Event goers can dine at a local restaurant, then stroll downtown and visit businesses to meet artists who will be on site to discuss, demonstrate, and sell their work.
Downtown businesses will stay open later than usual on those nights, and many will offer light refreshments.
For the first event on Friday, Sept. 9, Bent Tree Mountain Jazz, an eight-piece jazz/pop combo, will perform on the Pickens County Courthouse lawn. There will also be music from Americana duo Lee Cox and John Johnson at The Old Jail.
ArtWalk Jasper is made possible through a partnership of Jasper’s Downtown Development Authority and the Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance.
"We are thrilled to be part of bringing this exciting event to Jasper,” said Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance board member and event organizer Angela Reinhardt. “We have so many talented artists here and we want to showcase them while supporting our downtown businesses."
Reinhardt said response has been encouraging. There are over 20 businesses and artists participating in the September 9 event.
Downtown Development Authority Chair Jack Dunn said they chose to sponsor ArtWalk Jasper "because culture adds character to our community. Without culture, our community will not thrive."
A map of the businesses and artists participating can be found on the ArtWalk Jasper Facebook page, and will also be distributed at participating businesses and accessible through a QR code printed on signs lining Main Street.
Artists will be judged and have the chance to win monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
ArtWalk Jasper will be held September 9, October 14, and November 11 from 6-9 p.m.
If you are a visual artist or business who would like to participate in a future event contact Angela Reinhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.