Preparations for ArtWalk 2024 have begun! Applications for artists and venues are now open. The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) hopes to make the 36th annual ArtWalk another boom for artists and art lovers alike; 2023 was an overwhelming success, with over 40 artists participating at 23 venues around town.
NDAC is asking business owners to consider becoming an ArtWalk venue to support the local arts community as well as beautify their walls. The event populates unique venues with quality, locally produced artwork chosen by the venue operator to fit their walls and business branding.
After the two opening nights (Saturday, June 29th and Saturday, July 27th), art will be available to view at the participating venues during regular hours until Sunday, September 8th. ArtWalk will showcase participating artists at their venues alongside a collection of street performances and other delights throughout Nelson’s downtown core on the opening nights from 6 – 9pm. A new set of artists will have their work on display at each opening.
Professional and emerging artists alike are encouraged to apply for ArtWalk; not all applicants will be selected but priority will be given to artists showing recent work not previously exhibited at ArtWalk or other Nelson venues. NDAC will continue to waive participation fees for artists and venues for 2024 to support our community’s continued economic recovery.
If you are an artist or venue interested in participating in ArtWalk 2024 please head to for an application form. Applications will close on Monday, April 15th at 5pm. Contact the ArtWalk Coordinator, Stephanie Myers at, 250.505.7410.

Nelson District Arts Council