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An art walk on wheels

A variety of artwork will be displayed at Friday’s Old Town Silverdale Art Walk. - Art by Denise Mahoney
A variety of artwork will be displayed at Friday’s Old Town Silverdale Art Walk.
— image credit: Art by Denise Mahoney

It’s still an art walk, but to ensure every featured venue gets a visit, this year’s Old Town Silverdale Art Walk is on wheels.

The quarterly event is 6-8 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 9. New to the event is a shuttle bus which will make 15-minute round trips to all featured venues showcasing artwork.

“Our biggest problem is three-quarters of the venues are on Byron Street, then there are a couple that are out farther like Expansions Yoga (on Bayshore Drive),” said Denise Cormier Mahoney, art walk coordinator and artist. “We decided to have a shuttle bus because Expansions Yoga and Renaldo (and Company hair salon) end up getting no traffic at all.”

She added that the problem of decreased traffic on Bayshore Drive is more prevalent “in the dark months.” To help attendees get from one end of Old Town to the other, there are four designated spots to get on and off the bus.

Also new to the event this year is a collection for the Central Kitsap Food Bank. Donations will be accepted aboard the bus.

“Being that it’s the holiday season, we’d like to have a lot of donations,” Mahoney said. “We hope people will remember.”

More than 15 artists will be featured at the event which will showcase the work of organizational committee members as well as “Best of Show” artists from previous art walks during the past year.

“It should be a nice family night out,” she said.

Carrie Goller is the event’s featured “Artist in Action” and will be at the Port of Silverdale.

“I think people really like the hands-on,” Mahoney said.

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