With the theme “meet the businesses; meet the artists” matching its annual mission, the North End Art Walk returns 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in 200 block of downtown Main Street and across various participating locations across Yuma's Historic North End.
Featuring fine art, music and culture, the Art Walk is a sidewalk-style art sale that gives you an opportunity to mingle with artists in and outside downtown merchants. Over 30 artists are participating, representing all forms of media.
Individual artists are paired with a downtown business, giving residents and visitors a chance to ask questions of either or both about their offerings.
Inside the Yuma Art Center, patrons will vote for the People’s Choice Award for their favorite artist. Patrons of the event will be given a ticket to vote inside the galleries and the exhibitor with the most tickets by 8 p.m. will take home a cash prize.
Returning for a second time to this year’s North End Art Walk is an award for Favorite Downtown Merchant. The goal of this award is to engage businesses who are arts-friendly and to bridge back to the original mission of the event by engaging both artists and businesses alike. The Favorite Downtown Merchant will win major bragging rights and free advertising at the Yuma Art Center for one year.
Artists will showcase their work in ceramics, jewelry, prints and canvases, calligraphy, photography, glass and mixed media.
“We encourage Yumans to come out and support both artists and downtown merchants for a fun, casual evening in beautiful Historic Downtown Yuma,” Benacka said. “Attendees can visit with artists, peruse shops, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. We do want to remind attendees to visit the Yuma Art Center galleries to vote for the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Artist and Favorite Downtown Merchant.”
For more information on the North End Art Walk please contact the Yuma Art Center at 928-373-5202 or visit them at 254 S. Main St. in Yuma.