Huntington Village Art Walk, a FREE self guided tour of galleries and museums in Huntington village will be on June 9, 2019 from 12 – 4pm.
The Huntington Village Art Walk in its 3rd year provides the community with a fun, free opportunity to tour nine arts locations in Huntington. On Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 12 noon until 4 pm these locations will open their doors for people to meet artists, listen to music, see demonstrations, enjoy refreshments and enter raffles. This walk includes the following art venues: CLAYVISTA @ CONKLIN BARN, fotofoto gallery, digho, HUNTINGTON ARTS CENTER, b.j. spoke gallery, HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL, HHS-SOLDIERS & SAILORS BUILDING, and HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART.
For a full list of each venues activities go to https://www.huntingtonartcenter.com/artwalk.html
In early 2016, Wendy Curtis, Owner of Huntington Art Center, had numerous people asking her about purchasing art for their homes and businesses, preferring to do so locally, trying to avoid going all the way to NYC. Curtis realized that the village was missing a big opportunity to expose the community to all the great art venues right here in their own backyard. She reached out to Marc Courtade, Executive Director of Huntington Arts Council and Michael Schantz, Executive Director & CEO of Heckscher Museum asking them if their organizations would like to participate in the first Huntington Village Art Walk. In May of 2016 the first Art Walk was held with 7 participating locations and generated approximately 75 attendees. The walk has continued to grow in popularity, now with two a year and over 400 people attending this past fall. The June 9th walk has grown to 9 venues featuring a variety of fun activities including live music!
“I personally place a high value on the arts in our society. It brings our communities together. People need to feed their souls and keep their creative juices flowing. Seeing and creating art helps people in all stages of life. It stimulates creative thought processes, relieves stress, encourages emotional responses and can help make us all around happier people!” Said Wendy Curtis.