Artists partner up for downtown event

The annual artwalk entitled Under the Red Umbrella hits the Duncan streets Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The annual artwalk entitled Under the Red Umbrella hits the Duncan streets Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This cultural event sees downtown businesses open their doors and showcase a local artist of their choice, signifying their participation by placing a red umbrella out in front of their establishment.

It’s all about encouraging evening shopping and exploring in the downtown core while supporting the Valley’s talented community of artists.

This is the eighth annual event, which proves the idea has been highly successful, drawing a larger crowd each year. The artists chosen come from the fields of visual arts, performing arts, literature, or interactive media.