Downtown's Art Walk is Saved
Last Friday it was canceled for the rest of the year, only to be reborn into a new quartly weekend-long daytime event. Then on Monday it is was back -- at least for October as boardmembers figured out funding. And today, it was announced that funding was found and that the Downtown Art Walk will continue as it does every month, attracting 20,000 people to the streets, galleries and restaurants of the Historic Core.
Prompted by the large outcry over the event's cancellation, a group of downtown property owners are pitching in $200,000 annually to keep the event afloat, according to Eric Richardson at blogdowntown.
"Sometimes you need the threat of something going away to make someone act," board chair David Hernand told Richardson.
The money will go towards covering event expenses and a full-time employee dedicated to the event, which takes place on the second Thursday of the month.