Spring into the Arts Walk
The Wendell Appearance Commission will host the 2nd annual Art Walk with an open-air art competition on May 13, 2017 as part of the Town's Spring Into the Arts Walk.
Artists will set up in Wendell’s historic downtown district and beyond Wendell Boulevard and Second Street. Walkers are invited to watch the artists in action beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm. There will also be a sidewalk chalk artist working from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on N. Main Street.
Everyone is encouraged to check out all of the artists as they bring their creations to life. A map showing the artist's locations is available for download here once available.
If you own a house within the boundary, please nominate it as a location to be painted.
*Map will be updated approximately 1 week before event to show artist locations.
Paintings will be judged between at 4:00pm, followed by an artists’ reception and public viewing will begin at 5pm at Wine 101, 17 N. Main Street (beer and wine is available for purchase and light snacks will be available). After winners are announced, the artwork will be offered for sale in an hour-long silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Money raised by each painting will go to Appearance Committee and the three artists will win prize money. If you are interested in purchasing one of the paintings, all money must be collected the night of the auction. Cash or check (made payable to Town of Wendell with the memo stating "Appearance Commission")
All paintings will be collected after the auction and displayed at Town Hall for one month before being returned to the winning bidders, The paintings will be scanned for possible reproduction by the Town of Wendell and will be added to the current collection of public art.
If your child is interested in entering the Spring in Wendell art contest, see the guidelines here.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Children's events, the application can be found here.
For more information about the Art Walk, contact Patrick Reidy with the Town of Wendell’s Planning Department at 919-365-448 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our the Facebook event page.
- Ann Lawtey • Medrith Nuttle
- Melissa Blackley • Peggy Lee Mead
- Lyudmila Tomova • Michael Russo
- Diane K • Tamah Hughes
- Rebecca Pearce • Laura Bernstein
- Ryan Fox • Kelly Blades
- Kristen Crittenden • Marriott Sheldon
- 1st Place: Ryan Fox
- 2nd Place: Amy Besgetoorian
- 3rd Place: Peggy Lee Mead
To see event photos from 2016, view the gallery here.