Auburn does it right when it comes to bringing the community together to celebrate local arts and businesses–and this Friday’s Auburn Art Walk proves there’s no better opportunity to see the magic of that happen than at the annual summer event.
Held every first Friday evening from April through October, the free and family-friendly art walk will showcase original artworks that will be displayed in dozens of venues throughout Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Neighborhood galleries, eateries, wineries, and other business will all take part in the event that invites the community to get acquainted with the art and businesses that make the city in the hills what it is.
Artists will be on hand at each location for guests to personally meet. Attendees have the option to take a free bus or to stroll from venue to venue while enjoying the music, refreshments and family activities that are also an integral part of the evening.
As the 24th annual Art Walk, this year will also feature several new activities to enhance each event. Entertainment along the route through the Downtown and Old Town corridors will include musicians, dance, theatre, and interactive art opportunities. Hands-on kids’ art activities are planned at multiple locations and several wineries will be providing tastings and sales in select businesses.
The Auburn Art Walk is presented by PlacerArts, who has been building community throughout Placer County since 1983. Their belief is that art should be a part of everyday living and that, when it is, everyone in the community benefits from a higher quality of life.
The Placer Artists League will exhibit members’ work during this event at the PlacerArts Gallery at 910 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Brochures and walking maps are also available at the gallery.
Plan on attending the remaining Art Walks this year on Friday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Oct. 6 from 6pm-9pm. For more information, including a list of participating businesses, visit auburnartwalk.com.
Featured image: art by Wendy Ray, winner of the Auburn Art Walk poster selection in May