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Art Walk 2020

 

Art Walk Goals: 

  • To promote the breadth, depth and diversity of the visual arts community in the Belfast area and its capacity to bolster the creative economy of our area. 
  • To display, highlight and feature specific visual artists, galleries and arts organizations in Belfast and surrounding communities.
  • To provide opportunities for participation in the arts through interactive visual arts demonstrations for all ages in downtown Belfast
  • To showcase the visual arts as a personal, and global transformational force.
  • To draw business to local artists, galleries, restaurants etc. in downtown Belfast.

#ArtWalkWithMe #ArtWorksInBelfast

Proposed 2020 Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks Schedule

 

Friday, May 22 

Arts focus: Visual Arts in the City

5:00-8:00 Self-guided visual arts tour throughout the city using BCC’s mobile phone art map app and rack cards available in town at BCC Table. 

Featured opening: Art at City Hall / NEW Works at City Hall + 2 previous Art at City Hall Artists (Penny Linn and Gail Wartell) to show selected pieces

 

Featured Gallery Openings from BCC Participating Members

 

 

Friday, June 26

Arts focus: Children and Young People’s Art 

5:00-8:00 PM: Self-guided visual arts tour throughout the city using BCC’s mobile phone art map app and rack cards available in town at BCC Table. 

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Featured children’s art exhibit with young musicians and spoken word artists. United Farmer’s Market or other downtown location

 

Featured Gallery Openings:

 

Friday, July 24:

Arts Focus: Musical Arts  

5:00-8:00 Belfast’s 3nd Annual Busking Festival–Call out to local musicians and street performers

7:00 pm Community Street Sing 

5:00-8:00 PM: Self-guided visual arts tour throughout the city using BCC’s mobile phone art map app and rack cards available in town at BCC Table. 

 

Featured Gallery Openings:

 

Friday, August 21: 

Focus: Heritage Arts

5:00-8:00 pm: Artists and Craftspeople on the Footbridge – Plein Air, 

Demos, Exhibits – Talks by local artists and galleries with farm to table fare 

5:30: Featuring Work Song Chorus Performance at Footbridge

5:00-8:00 PM: Self-guided visual arts tour throughout the city using BCC’s mobile phone art map app and rack cards available in town at BCC Table.

 

Featured Gallery Openings:

 

Friday, September 25 

Focus: Civic Empathy through Story and Art–Laughter and Hard Times 

5-6 pm Special—Guided Art Gallery Tour

5:00-7:00 PM: Self-guided visual arts tour throughout the city using BCC’s mobile phone art map app and rack cards available in town at BCC Table. 

5:00-8:00 PM: Community Story Circle at BAZZ w/ Art Show

 

Featured Gallery Openings:

 

Friday, October 25th:

Focus: Arts in Action  

Dancers, Movers, Shakers and Soapbox Rants

5:00-7:00 PM: Self-guided visual arts tour throughout the city using BCC’s mobile phone art map app and rack cards available in town at BCC Table.

Featuring guided tours of BCC Member Galleries 

 

Featured Gallery Openings:

 

Friday, December 4 (FIRST FRIDAY)

Focus: Festive Arts

Holiday Art Bus,  Singing, Fiddling and Performances at local Art Galleries  

5:00-7:00 PM: Self-guided visual arts tour throughout the city using BCC’s mobile phone art map app and rack cards available in town at BCC Table.

#ArtWalkWithMe #ArtWorksInBelfast

History

Over the last decade the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk has established itself as a summer staple for residents and tourists alike. Belfast is known as an ‘arts destination’ and thousands of visitors come to Belfast every year to experience our mid-coast way of life. Statistics show that cultural tourists spend more than other tourists on lodging, shopping and dining. By showcasing local talent, creativity, and community, the Art Walk series brings both energy and entrepreneurial opportunity to artists and businesses throughout the summer months.

Participants are invited to explore the imaginative art galleries that brighten up downtown Belfast. These galleries feature local and nationally recognized artists with revolving shows throughout the season. The Art Walk presents a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work and to engage a diverse crowd of passionate art enthusiasts and curious travelers in intimate conversation.

 

FARM TO GALLERY FOOD TASTINGS, POP UP ART TENTS, TOURS, #ARTWALKWITHME, ARTIST PERFORMANCES

 #ArtWalkWithMe #ArtWorksInBelfast