2018 First Friday Artwalk Sign-ups

We are entering our fifth season of First Friday Artwalks with many exciting plans  for the upcoming season.  The mission of the Nevada City Artwalk is to increase awareness, appreciation and participation in the Arts in our local community while also increasing commerce for local businesses in the downtown Nevada City area.  Participating Downtown businesses feature local artists and host a reception/open house every First Friday evening monthly. We have seen the increased revenue and foot traffic for participating businesses and throughout downtown during the last four years of Artwalks and look forward to seeing this event grow with your continued support. With our recent designation as a Cultural District by the California Arts Council, we have tremendous potential for this season to be more successful than ever.

Participants are encouraged to stay open until 8 or 9pm every first Friday of each month and will host a reception (i.e. Local Artist, Trunk Show, and/or Performance).  We have a roster of curated artists who are interested in being featured and can help “curate” a local artist for your business if needed.   There will be live music of interest to all demographics and interactive arts activities at different locations throughout downtown (all free to the public).

This is a family-friendly event and will be encouraging people to shop INSIDE the stores.

The benefits to being a participant are:

Supporting a downtown event which is designed to get folks strolling downtown and INSIDE the stores and bringing awareness to our designation as a Cultural District. Your business will be featured on the Artwalk map which 500-1000 copies get printed and distributed during each event.

We will have an active and aggressive Facebook/Instagram marketing campaign with daily featured businesses with links to your website or Facebook page.  Even if your business is not on social media, your name is seen by thousands who are.

First Friday Dates for 2018 Season are;

June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

2018 First Friday Artwalk Business Application

2018 First Friday Artwalk Advertising Application

2018 First Friday Artwalk Sponsor Application

2018 First Friday Artwalk Artist Application

We are also looking for more business owners to be part of the planning process and volunteer! If you are interested please contact Cynthia at 530-575-8846 or nevacoboutique@gmail.com