“We believe that art has the power to connect our community and that concept will guide all of
our efforts moving forward,” said Sarah Morton-Erasmus, President of the White Salmon Arts
Council (WSAC) at a recent gathering.
Embracing the concept of “Art Connects Community”, WSAC invites you to attend the Fall
2019 Art Walk. Taking place over the weekend of October 18,19, & 20th – this year’s art walk
explores the ways in which art connects us. This event makes art accessible to all viewers with
window displays, free events and participatory projects.
Included in the festivities will be the work of 400+ White Salmon public school students. In a
gallery-style walk along Jewett and Main, this work will be displayed in windows both inside and
out. WSAC members worked closely with teachers, asking students to respond to a simple
prompt, “what do you love about your community?”. Council members visited classrooms and
inspired students to respond in personal ways to the culture, landscape and people that make
up this special place. Local establishments generously donated their storefront windows to
display the work of our youngest artists in a way that celebrates this budding creativity.
In addition to the Children’s Gallery Walk, professional artists from our community will have their
work displayed in local establishments along Jewett, Main and Estes. Many of these display
locations will have small opening events on Friday evening October 18. Check out WSAC
Facebook page or posters around town for a list of artists and locations.
On Saturday, October 19th between 10:00 and 4:00 our town will be alive with engaging
activities including a pizza box painting contest, the chance to work on a giant macramé
creation with artist Kristine Pollard or the opportunity to reflect on our connection to others by
joining artist Cyndi Strid in her compelling “Red Chair Project”.
Everything is happening up and down our main street as well as Estes and Main. Chelsea
Heffner – a WSAC board member says, “Bring the whole family – take in the Children’s Gallery
Walk; check out the amazing work of some of our talented local artists; engage in an interactive
activity; enjoy a meal or a slice or a festive beverage and come help celebrate all the ways in
which Art Connects Community.”
The White Salmon Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on building community
through art-focused events and creative educational opportunities. We are supported by our
members and partnership with the local business community. Let’s keep White Salmon