How do you choose artists for the Leduc Art Walk?
We don’t! Registration is open to everyone and anyone who wants to participate, so long as they meet the vendor requirements. The Leduc Art Walk welcomes anyone selling original, locally handcrafted goods, including (but not limited to): painting and drawing, sculpture, mixed media, photography, pottery, fibre arts, handcrafted jewelry, metal works, wood works, and glass works. Vendors are required to submit samples of their work so we can confirm they meet the guidelines but, beyond those requirements, we aim to have as few barriers to participation as possible.
It seems like there are a lot of different levels of artists at the Leduc Art Walk, from beginners to professionals. What’s up with that?
There are! It is our organization’s mission to facilitate opportunities for artists of every ability and background to come together in a common setting, share their art, network, gain experience, and make connections. Some of our artists are seasoned professionals, while others are showing their work publicly for the first time. Everyone needs to start somewhere!
Where are the vendors from?
Approximately 30% of our vendors are from Leduc, 37% are from Edmonton, and the remaining 33% are from various surrounding areas, including Beaumont, Millet, Calmar, Thorsby, and beyond. We value showcasing the talent that exists within our immediate community, as well as bringing in talent from outside the community to inspire and refresh our local artists, and expose our community to as wide a variety of art and artists as possible. Think of it as creative cross-pollination!
How are musicians chosen?
This year, we are holding open auditions for the musical portion of our event so that anyone and everyone who wants to perform at the Leduc Art Walk has a chance to try out. A date and location for the auditions is yet to be determined, but we will share more details as they develop.
Can I bring my dog to the Leduc Art Walk?
A very important question. You sure can! The Leduc Art Walk is on City of Leduc public property so the same rules apply as any other public area. We ask that the pups are leashed and able to handle crowds, and that owners clean up after their four-legged friends.