Update posted Tuesday July 18, 2017 9:00am
Due to the forest fire situation within the Cariboo region, unfortunately event organizers have had to cancel this year’s Williams Lake Art Walk.
More than 60 merchants are taking part in the 2017 Williams Lake Artwalk & Sale. Stroll Downtown Williams Lake to find a masterpiece for your collection during the annual August Long Event. Earn Passport Stamps along the way and enter to win the grand prize, a carving by Spirit Carver Dean.
The annual Williams Lake Artwalk & Sale is held daily August 11 through September 9, 2017. With your Artwalk Passport stroll the streets of Downtown Williams Lakeand visit the participating merchants where you will find unexpected pieces from over 60 features artists. Get your passport stamped along the way and enter to win the grand prize of a custom carving.
With a wide range of art to view and purchase festival participants will see everything from paintings, photography, pottery, sculpting and textile arts including weaving and quilting. Imagining strolling into the carpet store and finding a new art piece to take home with you. Your new favorite hand-made mug might be waiting for you at the local bank, and a sculpture with your name on it might be hidden in an isle at the building supply store!
Watch for enthusiastic characters like “Arty the Art Walker” to be roaming the streets. He’ll be out there with his oversized brush and paint pallet directing participants to the merchants hosting art exhibits. Plan to be there on a Thursday in August and you can also take in weekly the Buskers Festival and relax in the beautiful Botanio Park while taking in the popular Performances in the Park entertainment. And here is the best part, you can do this all for FREE in Williams Lake!
While you are in town take a few minutes to explore the region. Stop by the beautiful Williams Lake Visitor Centre to find out about biking and hiking trails, where to go fishing or camping or where the best coffee in town is.
See a recap of last year's festival here.
Artworks will be on display from Aug. 11 to Sept. 9, 2017 during business hours.
Enjoy footage from last year and get set for this year's event.
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For more information about the Williams Lake Art Walk, visit their Facebook page.
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Read our preview of the Williams Lake Art Walk by Rebecca Bollwitt.
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