Yorktown Art Stroll

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.

Art Stroll Show and SaleMark 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.

Exhibitor Standards

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 yorktownartsfoudation@gmail.com, or mail them with an application and signed contract.

  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • All work must be hand crafted by the artist or craftsperson, and the person must be in attendance at the Yorktown Art Stroll
  • All items displayed or sold must fall into “Fine Arts” or “Original Handcrafts” categories
  • No kits and commercially manufactured merchandise, affiliates of companies, imported merchandise, novelty sales items, including balloon, inflatable toys, and anything that is perceived as a weapon, wholesale and retail items
  • All artists are responsible for their own work and space
  • All exhibitors must read, sign, and return a contract and pay entry fee. Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County reserve the right to ensure that all rules of the contract are being followed. Failure to follow rules so will result in termination from this and future events.
  • All artist and crafts persons shall be responsible for collecting Virginia sales tax and submission of reports to the Virginia Department of Taxations. No commissions will be collected on sales

Space availability and assignment

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.

Fees and Deadline

  • Lawn on Water Street: $35 members/ $75 non-members
  • Inside the Freight Shed and the Freight Shed Tent: $45 members/$85 non-members
  • Inside a Riverwalk Landing Shop/Business: $30 members/ $70 non-members

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.

Set up Times

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.

Artist Application and Contract

Looking forward to seeing you at the Yorktown Art Stroll,
Kathleen Wahl, Yorktown Arts Foundation