I CAN’T BELIEVE it’s been 15 years since the first ArtWalk was launched in 2004 by City Arts Nashua. This year marks a milestone for the event and the wonderful organization itself.
ArtWalk 2019 will feature a 3-day celebration slated for Oct. 18, 19 and 20 in downtown Nashua.
On the walk, several hubs around downtown will showcase artists, musicians and other kinds of performers. The locations will include — among other places — the Picker Artists Collaborative at 3 Pine St., the 30 Temple St. building, the Nashua Public Library on Temple Street and the Hunt Memorial Building at 6 Main St. in Nashua.
I’m a bit ahead of the game, but our friend Allegra Boverman, community relations liaison to City Arts Nashua, wanted me to preview the action that is still underway and taking shape.
So please, mark your calendars digitally or the old-fashioned way, and set aside some time for fabulous fun:
On Friday, Oct. 18 there will be an exclusive 15th-anniversary celebration and kick-off to the weekend. This unique, “out-of-the-box” event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. with the location to be announced very soon.
Mini Psychic Fair! Saturday, Oct. 19: Along with our traditional celebration of artists in our beautiful downtown area, we will be hosting a mini psychic fair at the Hunt Building between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is a new element to ArtWalk!
KidsWalk!! takes place both Saturday and Sunday during the hours of ArtWalk. This year we have created a a more robust experience for kids. A quick snapshot of activities happening for kids: a quilting station — kids design quilt squares — and we have an awesome quilter, Cindy, who will stitch all of the squares together, and the quilt will be auctioned off at the spring luncheon. Also, be ready for a “Starry Night Slime Station,” a “Mini Squishie Station,” and a “You Rock” station.
On Saturday and Sunday there will be live entertainment, live artist demos and dance/theater group performances throughout downtown and at various hubs.
City Arts Nashua is one of the most creative and well-organized groups in the city and a powerful leader for strengthening arts and culture in the Gate City.
The event’s organizer is Wendy Fisher. You can reach her at email@example.com (603-236-2549).
City Arts Nashua is looking for volunteers and a volunteer coordinator to help with their army of volunteers for the special celebration weekend!