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R.I.P. Downtown Art Walk (As We Know It)

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All good things come to an end and today comes news that one of the city's most popular events is going on hiatus for the rest of 2010. When the Downtown Art Walk comes back in January 2011 expect a quarterly weekend-long daytime event, according to Eric Richardson's blogdowntown.

Over the years, the monthly event has been too successful for its own good, drawing huge crowds and trashed streets, prompting high costs for the non profit that manages the event.

Despite the decision, which may be unpopular with the masses, in one sense, the goal of the six-year-old event has been obtained. "Art Walk changed that perception citywide," the event's founder Bert Green told Richardson. "That was fundamentally the stated goal."