The Yorktown Art Stroll will take place Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11am to 6pm on Riverwalk Landing and in the Freight Shed located on the historic York River on Water Street.
Mark the last Sunday in September on your calendar and take a walk among local artists and their displays at Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed. Booths will be filled with art from oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, glass, drawings, photography, jewelry, pottery, painted furniture, fiber art, handmade soap and wood work will be represented. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the artists and enjoy talking with them, or sit and watch as they demonstrate their talents. The Art Stroll is sponsored by the Yorktown Arts Foundation, York County, and through special funding from the Yorktown Arts Commission.
Terry Buntrock, Arts Director for Williamsburg/James City County gave this event its founding name in 2011 during a meeting held in the old courthouse in Yorktown. York County had dedicated September as “Arts Month”. Kathleen Wahl, President of Yorktown Arts Foundation (YAF), in coordination with Kristi Olsen, York County Tourism began collaborating with county representatives, business owners, and marketing/advertising representatives for this first time event.
The goals for this event were multiple: to carry out the mission of the YAF in supporting local artists, and the sale of their work, and support local businesses along Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. This first time event resulted in a blending of local businesses, tourism and art. People leisurely stroll about shopping and talking to the artists in the Freight Shed, local businesses and alcoves along Water Street in Yorktown.
From its inception, Kathleen Wahl has tried to maintain a personal relationship with each artist. Yorktown Arts Foundation uses volunteers to help artists load and unload vehicles, provide water/snacks to artists, and relieve artists to stretch their legs. The Art Stroll is September 30, from 11am-6pm. Come find artists nestled in and around Riverwalk Landing, as well as entertainment for your enjoyment. We hope you will join us.
If you are a new artist to the Art Stroll, or a previous artist working in a new medium, please submit 3 photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them with an application and signed contract.
Each booth is equivalent to a 10’ x 10’ area, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. No tables, displays, or chairs will be provided. Only single spaces available for inside the Shed, Tent, and shops.
Please make checks payable to the Yorktown Arts Foundation. Mail your registration fee, application, and signed contract to this address: Yorktown Arts Foundation (Attn: Kathleen Wahl), PO BOX 657, Yorktown, VA 23690. All paperwork and fees must be received by August 1, 2018.
The non-member fee includes $40 for a one-year membership in the Yorktown Arts Foundation.
Sunday, September 30th from 7:30 am to 10:30 am, break down times 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. All exhibitors need to stay to the end of the Stroll.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Yorktown Art Stroll,
Kathleen Wahl, Yorktown Arts Foundation