Become a Venue
Becoming a Venue: First Friday Art Walk
The Ellensburg First Friday Art Walk is designed to showcase performing & visual arts on a monthly basis in galleries and non-traditional spaces in Ellensburg. The First Friday Art Walk is an event to honor the local artist and their work.
To become a First Friday Art Walk Venue please go to the forms page of this web site, download and fill out the Participating Venue Agreement, and turn it in to the Commission Secretary or to a current Commission Member.
Venue Art Walk Information:
First Friday is a special evening set aside each month so everyone can visit your business and meet your featured artist. That is why it is important that the artist be present. The Arts Commission advertises that the Art Walk begins at 5:00 PM. You are welcome to provide light snacks.
Plan to have your featured artist’s work on display throughout the month. If there is art work for sale, please mark accordingly.
The public likes to see variety and they look forward to coming back each month to your venue to see what’s new. With that in mind, we suggest changing your featured artist each month.
It is the responsibility of the venue to find a new artist each month. If you have difficulty in this area please refer to the Artist List on our web site. It is for this very purpose the list was established. The list includes the artist, e-mail contact, and brief description of their medium.
The publication of this list is not an endorsement by the Arts Commission of the artist but is solely provided as a courtesy to the venues as a resource. We hope this will be a valuable tool for you.
The Arts Commission occasionally prints a brochure with contact information and featured artist & medium. Your venue and featured artist will be published in the “First Friday Art Walk” section of the Daily Record and on the "First Friday Art Walk" Facebook page.
Join us in supporting and promoting the outstanding talent and art that comes from this wonderful and diverse community of Ellensburg.