Spring ArtWalk

As spring progresses, artists and downtown businesses prepare for a Findlay favorite; the Spring ArtWalk on Friday, May 4, from 5 to 9 p.m., The Arts Partnership will host this semi-annual event, sponsored by First Federal Bank.   Downtown will be open to showcase the businesses, restaurants, artists, performers, and musicians from throughout the community.

Every autumn and spring, Downtown Findlay opens its doors to the public for a unique display of talent, hospitality, and shopping.  ArtWalk, a celebration of commerce and culture, has allowed local artists, downtown businesses, and restaurants to form a connection that draws spectators to downtown, eager to see what Findlay has to offer.  In addition to strolling through individual businesses, attendees can view unique pieces of art from local artists and watch performers from the region.  Businesses offer special sales, and demonstrations while paired with visual and performing artists from the region.

Highlights of this spring’s ArtWalk include the final public display of works by Marianna Hofer, a local artist who unexpectedly passed away in 2017. Pieces will be for sale with proceeds going to the Marianna Hofer Arts Endowment Fund. St. Andrews United Methodist Church will have art from the congregation on display. In addition, there are several locations new to ArtWalk, such as Painter’s Pottery, The Swan House Tea Room, Journey Salon and Day Spa, and Downtown Yoga.

Opening for the evening is the Findlay Art League’s May show, a juried showcase of Art League member works that will remain open throughout May. Other area galleries open for the evening include Awakening Minds Art, Jones Building Artist Studios, Gaslight Gallery Art Studio and Kan Du Studio.

To view or print the official event brochure, including a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit artspartnership.com/event/artwalk.  Copies of the brochure will available for pick-up at participating event locations.

ArtWalk is a FREE event for the public.  For more information, visit www.artspartnership.com or call 419-422-4624.  The Arts Partnership is located at 618 South Main Street, Findlay. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ArtWalk is sponsored by First Federal Bank, GSW Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corporation, Eyes on Main, One Energy, The Courier, WFIN, WKXA, 106.3 the Fox, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Ohio Arts Council.