Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk 2022 opens August 12 and will feature 30 artists at 30 companies

The 2022 Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk kicks off with live art action on Friday, August 12.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the opening event will include activities for children, door prizes, guidebook distribution and a live paint battle.

The “Battle of the Brushes” will involve five or six artists competing for painting supremacy from noon to 1 p.m. Performers will be given a subject in advance, but will also be given a curveball midway through to create an element of improvisation as well.

Customers will be able to watch artists create pieces at the event and can even vote for their favorite painting and the one selected by organizers will also be used in marketing for the 2023 Art Walk.

“We hope their end results will be fun and interesting and people will be entertained while they paint,” said Sherry Yonkman, Executive Director of Downtown Williams Lake.

The paintings will also be auctioned.

Downtown Art Walk is an event showcasing the works of artists at local downtown businesses, the event is free for patrons and guides can be picked up at the Downtown Williams Lake office, participating businesses, Stationhouse Gallery and at the Tourism Discovery Center or at the Thursday Performance in the Park on August 11.

The works will be on display from August 12 to September 7, and patrons can use the guide’s map to plan their walks and learn more about the artists.

On the last page of the guide is a passport that each accommodation company can stamp, then guests can use their stamped passport to enter and win $500 for their favorite artist’s work or a number of $50 gift certificates $ also.

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David H. Henry