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Artist: Branda Avis

Photographer: Alex Balcer


Openings: June 29 & July 27

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is delighted to announce that the 36th annual ArtWalk will return in 2024, illuminating the businesses and streets of Nelson for a fully in-person experience featuring local artists, live performers, and music.

ArtWalk is an annual Nelson tradition that has united businesses, artists, and community members for over three decades. The event fills an array of unique venues with quality, locally produced artwork, and draws traffic to local businesses, increasing the visibility of our Nelson and area artists.

Two Nights of Celebration

Ten Weeks of Art

ArtWalk’s two opening nights happen on Saturday, June 29th and Saturday, July 27th. The opening celebrations will present the participating artists at their venues and also feature a series of street performances and other delights throughout Nelson’s downtown core.

A new set of artists will have their work on display at each opening. After the openings, all the art will be available to view at the participating venues during their regular hours until Sunday, September 8th 2024.

Artist Applications

Professional and emerging artists alike are encouraged to apply for ArtWalk; not all applicants will be selected but priority will be given to artists showing recent work not previously exhibited at ArtWalk or other Nelson venues.

To support our community’s economic recovery from the pandemic, NDAC will continue to waive participation fees for artists and venues for the 2024 edition.

Applications are now closed.

Brochures will be available at ArtWalk venues, cafes, and shops during July and August.


ArtWalk Venue Application

Applications are now closed. 

ArtWalk Visual Artist Application

Applications are now closed. 

ArtWalk Artistic Guidelines

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Left Photographer: Carlos Rubio
Top Artist: Bessie Wapp
Top Photographer: Alex Balcer
Bottom Artist: Lara De Garie
Bottom Photographer: Carlos Rubio
Right Artist: NIEVA
Right Photographer: Carlos Rubio
Image #1 Photographer: Carlos Rubio
Image #2 Artist: Bessie Wapp
Image #2 Photographer: Alex Balcer
Image #3 Artist: Lara De Garie
Image #3 Photographer: Carlos Rubio
Image #4 Artist: NIEVA
Image #4 Photographer: Carlos Rubio