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We are excited to announce that ARTWALK WILL BE MOVING TO NORTH MAPLE VALLEY THIS FALL!!!!


As you know, COVID impacted a number of local businesses causing some to reduce their hours of operation, including our ever faithful ArtWalk businesses and new sponsor, Eagle River Interiors. These changes also affected the amount of folks who had a chance to see all the great local work!


To better serve our local artists, we have been working with the City of Maple Valley's Public Arts Commission and Parks Department for exhibition space at the Lodge and the Windermere/City Hall building to secure space for more work by Member artists to be seen by more people and more often. In addition, we are excited to be able to utilize the Cedar To Green Rivers Trail for the "walking" component of ArtWalk in between locations and include our Paint By Tunnels projects as part of the event.


Our vision is to host TWO ArtWalks each year - late Spring and early Fall. Each ArtWalk will kick off with an opening reception at our Creative Arts Center (think food, beverages, and live music), followed by a walk on the Cedar to Green Rivers Trail to the next location of displayed ArtWalk art, and continuing on to the Lodge for the final segment of ArtWalk art. This new version of two ArtWalk shows per year will still require MVCAC Membership and MVCAC will continue to retain 25% of all sales.


Dates and details to come later this summer, including how to have your work exhibited in the new version of ArtWalk. We wanted to give you a heads up so you can plan accordingly and get the word out to your artist friends! 


In the meantime, we hope you'll join us for Paint By Tunnels August 27-28.


PARTICIPATING MVCAC MEMBER ARTISTS


2021 Brenda Chrystie
2021 Brian Williams
2021 Donna Knight
Jennifer Haley AW2
2021 John Moore
2021 Karen Pratt
2021 Michelle Rose
Nancy Ziegler AW
2021 Sarah Jolk
2021 Sharon Bethune
2021 Susan Payne
2021 Suzanne Gardner
Sydney Rou AW
Wes Foote AW

Maple Valley ArtWalk FAQs


What is the Maple Valley ArtWalk?

ArtWalk is a partnership between the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council and local small business owners. The first art walk took place in November 2014 with the idea of developing new venues for local artists to exhibit and sell artwork and to give local businesses an opportunity to support the local arts community.


When does ArtWalk happen?

Opening Kick-Off events are the first Wednesday evening every other month and artwork will be displayed for two months. Kick-Off Events begin at 6:00pm at one of the participating venues with a brief welcome and introduction to the artists and business owners in attendance. Then, we “walk” to the other venues to enjoy artwork in a variety of settings.


How do ARTISTS join ArtWalk?

  • Email the ArtWalk coordinator, maplevalleyartwalk@gmail.com , and include the following information in your message:
  • Contact info: phone, city, website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Medium, style, brief description of artwork
  • Photos of the artwork you would like to exhibit. 
  • MVCAC curates the artwork to match with the business owners' preferences and coordinates communication with the businesses
  • After details are worked out regarding number of pieces, size, venue, etc. Jennifer will send the Artist a copy of the Artist Prospectus to be signed and returned.
  • Art is installed a few days before the kick-off event and is displayed until the next rotation, unless it sells and arrangements are made for a replacement.
  • Art sales will be paid directly to the artists for artwork sold during the 2 month rotation. It will be up to the artist to send the 25% art commission to MVCAC at the end of the rotation.
  • There is no registration fee, however, each participating artist must be a current member of the MVCAC (annual membership starts at $25). CLICK HERE to become a member or renew your membership.


How do BUSINESSES join ArtWalk?

Please contact maplevalleyartwalk@gmail.com


Where are the ArtWalk venues?

Currently there are 3 businesses at 4Corners that display the art for two months at a time: Vintage Vino & Espresso, Eagle River Interiors, and Kirby Nelson Orthodontics.

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