Art Walk asks you to stretch your legs and broaden your artistic vision

Have you noticed the colourful artists’ palettes in the display windows of many local businesses?

Do you know what they signify? If you don’t, feel free to find out by popping in and discovering the visual feast of paintings, jewellery, sculpture, woodcarving and sculpture produced by 37 local artists for this year’s Public Art Walk.

Organized by artists Tina Lindegaard, Cherie Van Overbeke and Sue Davies of the Revelstoke Visual Arts Society, the summer-long exhibition features works by some of the city’s finest artists.

The Art Walk begins with palette No. 1 at the Mainstreet Café and continues east along Mackenzie with detours on Second and First Streets, both East and West, and ends at the Visual Arts Centre on Wilson Street. Along the way you can see what local merchants and restaurateurs have on offer as well as tantalize your artistic sensibilites.

“The Art Walk was originally started by the Revelstoke Art Group,” Lindegaard said. “It’s super-important community-wise. It’s great exposure for our local artists and for our local culture and brings people into the businesses to look at art maybe becoming potential customers. Everyone was really, really keen.”

Funded by grant money, Lindegaard, Van Overbeke and Davies printed up a glossy brochure that is available at the Visitors’ Information Centre, the Visual Arts Centre and at all participating businesses. The Art Walk runs until Sept. 15.