Artist Etiquette 101

  • Specific check-in times and instructions will be included in your vendor package. Strive to arrive as early as possible to allow ample time for set-up. The event doesn’t officially begin until 11:00, but we typically have patrons starting to trickle in around 10:00.

  • Get to know your neighbours! The Art Walk is an excellent opportunity for networking, meeting other artists, and making friends.

  • Practice speaking about your work. You are your own salesperson! You never know who will connect with your work once you start talking about it. The more you do it, the more comfortable you will get.

  • We encourage vendors to make art on-site, but understand that some mediums are not compatible with this setting (ie: woodworking, glasswork, etc.). For someone who is not an artist, seeing the process is nothing short of magic. Help us share that with our community!

  • Showing your work in process also provides a talking point. Make it clear that you’re demonstrating your process, not just killing time in your tent!

Foreground: Bruce Whaley, 2017/2018/2019 artist. Background: Barry Kostiuk, 2017/2018/2019 artist

Foreground: Bruce Whaley, 2017/2018/2019 artist. Background: Barry Kostiuk, 2017/2018/2019 artist

  • Don’t tear down any earlier than 7:00 p.m. The event is advertised to the public as running from 11:00 - 7:00 p.m. If someone isn’t able to make it to the Art Walk until 6:30, we should still be in full swing!

  • Be aware that photos of you and your work may be taken to capture and promote the event, both on the day of and for future years.

    • That being said, you have the right to ask that close-up photos of your work not be taken by patrons. We will do our best to educate the public so vendors are not put in this position.