The Iowa City Gallery Walk will take place October 13th from 5:00 – 8:00pm. This walk offers a self-guided chance to see several art shows in one night. This is a great chance to meet local artists as often the artist is present at the show! These shows are free and family friendly. Light refreshments will be served at several stops. No reservations or tickets are required. Maps are available at each show location. Art lovers can learn more about the event by visiting the Facebook event page.
WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM AKAR – To be entered in the drawing, pick up a punch card at any venue, have your card punched at 8 locations, and drop the card along with your name & contact information at any Gallery Walk venue.
The downtown Gallery Walk was started in the early 1990’s as a way of showcasing MC Gins berg’s exhibit of work to be auctioned at the Domestic Violence Intervention Program’s Fine Art and Fun Fundraiser. At that time, participants numbered five: MC Ginsberg, Iowa State Bank & Trust, Iowa Artisans Gallery/DJ Rinner Goldsmith, Arts Iowa City and the Barn Collections (no longer downtown.) For several years, the DVIP fundraiser continued to be the centerpiece of the March Gallery Walk, but other Walks were added in June, during the Iowa Arts Festival and in October. Gallery Walk is administered by volunteers. Several of the exhibition venues are devoted to businesses other than art but demonstrate the vibrant cultural scene in Iowa City.