More new businesses mean more places to showcase the work of local artists during this year’s Madison Park Art Walk. The opening reception takes place 5-8 p.m. Sept. 13, but artwork will be displayed in shops through the end of the month.
“It is such a fun night, because the businesses get into it and the artists get into it, and there’s bands playing,” said Ila Nazarco, HomeStreet Bank’s Madison Park branch manager.
HomeStreet Bank opened in Madison Park in 2014, and took over the art walk from the neighborhood business association the following year.
“We love doing it,” Nazarco said. “We love the opportunity to be involved with the community in a way that is engaging and fun.”
There will be about 30 businesses participating this year up and down East Madison Street, including newcomers Madison Books and Hanok Korean-fusion restaurant. Each business can accommodate 2-3 artists.
Bing’s plans to once again host live music in Triangle Park, adjacent to restaurant.
A call to artists went out in June, and applications were accepted through July 31.
Starbucks will showcase many of the artists at the Madison Park Art Walk, setting a starting point for the event.