This year’s Spring ArtWalk is being held Saturday May 4th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday May 5th from 12pm- 4pm. You may find yourself asking, what exactly is Artwalk, where did it come from? Like all great things, it has evolved over time. From starting off as a collection of small galleries to a community showcase which features visual, performing, and culinary arts in addition to local artists and galleries, special interactive events, demonstrations, and more! Lancaster Artwalk began as “Art Sunday” back in 1965 by the Lancaster Museum of Art, formerly known as the Community Gallery. With no First Friday, Lancaster's art scene was in need of an outlet to showcase the amazing work of local artists. “Art Sunday” was born and took place the first Sunday in October, and featured city and county venues inclusive of local artists and galleries. Over the years it has grown in popularity, and has become a biannual event that features a wide array of artistic expression throughout beautiful downtown Lancaster. Some highlights to check out: Curating the City - explore Lancaster’s history and people citywide. This is a guided tour of downtown Lancaster through the use of one's smart phone. Sponsored by Franklin & Marshall College's Phillips Museum, stationed at Community Heritage Partners on Grant St. Photowalk - if you are on Twitter, help create an online exhibit by snapping pictures and upload using #lancphotowalk The Art of Living an Artful Life - Bring pictures of your room to City Folk on Prince St, and ask a designer and find tips on how to transform a space. Art Bike Tour - Borrow a special Art bike from It's Modern Art on Chestnut St, grab an ArtWalk map & tour the city. People’s Painting - grab a brush, and lend a hand creating a masterpiece at the Julia Swartz Gallery on Gallery Row. The heART of Friendship ART Exhibit - our good friends from The heART of Friendship Gallery will be exhibiting work from artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities at the Lancaster County Community Foundation on King St.
This is just a small handful of the wonderful things going on this weekend. For a full listing of events, exhibits and participating galleries, and to download a map visit the Lancaster ArtWarlk website.