The talk around Artwalk 2007

09.10.2007 by André Natta · → 3 Comments

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Artwalk Winddown

It’s been over for a couple of days now, but there’s still a great deal of buzz about this year’s Artwalk. Early reports have total artists sales double that from last year.

We wanted to hear what you thought about this year’s festival, so we sent out a street team (with our new t-shirts on of course), asked for your thoughts and brought these back to share with you.

“I’m usually in Artwalk, but this year I’ve been enjoying walking around and seeing it from a different perspective.”

– Melanie Colvin

“It’s great to come down to events here. I love to see people downtown. I’d like to see more diversity though.”

– Helen Rivas

“I was the first resident of Morris Avenue – the Pizitz warehouse in 1975 – so to see all this… it’s fantastic! What else can you say?”

– Sid Smyer

“Artwalk is such a vibrant expression of what Birmingham has to offer. We have a lot of friends across the country where all they’ve heard about Birmingham is the civil rights struggle. It’s nice to show the creativity and history of our city here. It fits well to have all the artists together in a community that fosters creativity.

– Lee Green, husband of Delayne Green, artist

“Artwalk is a great way to get out of people’s little box and get into the downtown area. I love the downtown merchants and the carnival food.”

– Kat Drennan

 

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2 comments
Michael
Michael

I didn't spend much time at Artwalk personally. I did walk through all the artists that were showing on 1st Ave North. I received a couple e-mails from friends who I had encouraged to come down for the walk. Regrettably neither were very positve and I felt a little guilt for suggesting artwalk as an option for them to spend their Saturday afternoon. Both mainly said that the walk didn't seem at all well organized and another complaint was the heat. Of course Artwalk can't control the weather but I think their point was to move dates to a little better time. The heat was one reason I didn't get out much... oh how pampered is my soul. There were some wasted storefront property that could have been utilized. Anyone know why the Easy Street wasn't participating? Would have been a good spot to fill in some of the dead area on that part of the street. I suggested to my friends to e-mail the organizers and just let them know so that next year maybe some of their specific issues could be addressed.

Michael
Michael

I didn't spend much time at Artwalk personally. I did walk through all the artists that were showing on 1st Ave North. I received a couple e-mails from friends who I had encouraged to come down for the walk. Regrettably neither were very positve and I felt a little guilt for suggesting artwalk as an option for them to spend their Saturday afternoon. Both mainly said that the walk didn't seem at all well organized and another complaint was the heat. Of course Artwalk can't control the weather but I think their point was to move dates to a little better time. The heat was one reason I didn't get out much... oh how pampered is my soul. There were some wasted storefront property that could have been utilized. Anyone know why the Easy Street wasn't participating? Would have been a good spot to fill in some of the dead area on that part of the street. I suggested to my friends to e-mail the organizers and just let them know so that next year maybe some of their specific issues could be addressed.