The art walk was a great success.

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Who needs the Louisville Crashers when you have Ten Penny Nail?

Art Walk organizers report a more than five hundred registered art walkers as well as numerous others who didn’t sign in.

The crowd at the beer garden on Bank Street was steady all night long. It cooled off considerably for the last two hours, and the music was stellar.

Hats off to Mickey Thompson for the set-up and tear-down, and big thanks to the Dandy Lion crew, the musicians and DJs, Bank Street Brewhouse staff, and of course, the heavy hitters at the Carnegie: Karen Gillenwater and Laura Wilkins. The artists deserve props, too.

Events like the Art Walk require literally hundreds of hours of cumulative background work to produce an atmosphere lasting only one night. But memories of the overall effect are priceless. It hasn’t been long since the only time folks came downtown was during Harvest Homecoming. Now, smaller crowds congregate during orchestrated evenings (rest assured, the St. Mary’s picnic attendees had a wonderful show with the Crashers even as we “occupied” Bank Street), and also most weekends, even when nothing special is happening.

It’s getting there. If you took part in the Art Walk, consider filling out the survey linked below.

Did you attend the Art Walk yesterday, Saturday June 23? Please help us make the Art Walk even better next year by taking this brief online survey!

Spend 5 minutes telling us what you think and you might win a Public Art Project t-shirt. The deadline to complete the survey is July 14, 2012.

Click HERE to take the survey.

THANK YOU, from all of us, to everyone who attended the Art Walk yesterday, and for your continued support of and interest in the Carnegie Center and the New Albany Public Art Project.

Karen Gillenwater, Curator
Laura Wilkins, Director of Marketing & Outreach

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