Walking in historic downtown Redmond on second Friday evenings will be an extra special treat with the inauguration of Winter Art Walk. The free event starts at 5pm at the Deschutes Public Library located at SW Eighth & SW Deschutes.
Branch Manager Linda Olson expressed excitement over participating in the event. “We’re thrilled to share our artists’ work with the public. It’s turned into a real celebration; we will have live music refreshments, , we’re staying open until 7pm.”
The Library is the gateway to the rest of the event which continues until 8pm. At the Library, participants will pick up a passport map that leads them to destinations throughout downtown. Local artists’ works will be displayed at each store they visit, , the “art tourists” will be offered refreshments. Some merchants will also have live music to enhance the festivities.
Throughout the tour, participants can get their passport stamped which will enter them into a drawing for a signed original print donated by local artist Judi Williamson. “I just think it’s a great way for people to get out be a part of the community,” said Williamson.
In recent weeks, six stores have claimed Sixth Street as their new home. Winter Art Walk welcomes Patina Antiques at 418 SW Sixth, Perry’s Trading Post & 2nd H Store at 321 SW Sixth Bottoms, Boots, Bags & Bling at 361 SW Sixth. A complete list of Art Walk destinations will be available on the Redmond Art Walk Facebook page the day before the event.
The Redmond Downtown Association (RDA) is a segment of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce. Redmond’s Downtown District is home to more than 50 shops restaurants. The RDA is dedicated to cultivating the prosperity vibrancy of the Downtown District to benefit Redmond’s local economy as well as to share the beauty of historic Redmond with all Central Oregon residents visitors.
Info: RDA Chair Jason Zlatkus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-788-0473.