Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the boundaries of the Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk?
For the purposes of the Carthage Art Walk, the square district is defined as the Carthage Square and one block off from Second Street to Fifth Street and Lyon to Howard and all locations within those streets as formed in a square.
What time does Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk begin?
Carthage Art Walk begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. every Fourth Friday of the month between April and September. Businesses with storefronts may stay open later than 9 p.m. Our committee would love to promote after-hours activities!
What time can I set-up?
Designated streets close at 3:30pm. Set Up time is 4:30pm.
Can my organization come and give freebies during the event?
Please do not distribute free food or drink items without committee and health department approval. Any participant in Carthage Art Walk may distribute free non-edible items.
Why have you made so many changes since the beginning of the event in 2011?
After every event, we take the feedback of our artists, performers, restaurants, retailers, residents, and visitors and try to take the next step forward to improve the quality and effectiveness of this event. We are interested in your feedback! Send us an e-mail www.carthageartwalk.org or www.facebook.com/CarthageArtWalk
What’s new in 2017?
Artists and businesses should make their own contacts. The committee will not assign artists to businesses. All artists and performers will be assigned to outdoor spaces. Arts or performers who make agreements to perform indoors will be promoted as well. All artist & performers that register before February 15, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to one of the businesses on the Square that registers before the February 15 deadline.
ALL ARTISTS, PREFORMERS, AND BUSINESSES SHOULD E-MAIL THEIR ART WALK PLANS EVERY MONTH TO firstname.lastname@example.org BY THE FIRST OF THE MONTH.
What happens if it rains?
Carthage Art Walk happens RAIN, SNOW, OR SHINE! Even in pouring rain, our fans love to explore the Historic Carthage Square and see our artists. Our committee will never cancel any portion of Art Walk. If the weather prevents a business, artist, vendor or performer from attending or setting up outside, we will review the cancellation as a committee and may consider re-scheduling later in the year.
What does Carthage Art Walk need to sustain this event?
This event is truly a community effort! We are always in need of volunteers, sponsors, and space on the Square for artists and performers. Let us know if you would like to support Carthage Art Walk.