BETHLEHEM ART WALK
August 12, 2017
Back in days gone by, the Town Pool in Bethlehem was quite the place to be during the summer monthsread more
Open to artists, car enthusiasts, gear heads, hobbyists, and even the curious, this project will cumulate in a parade on ArtWalk Dayread more
We are thrilled to announce that this year, ArtWalk is merging with Old Home Days to make one outrageously fun festival!read more
Join Us on Saturday, August 12, 2017
The sixth annual Bethlehem ArtWalk is almost here. ArtWalk is a great way to enjoy a beautiful summer day in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is always a popular event. Countless artists, performers, musicians, and craftspeople will entertain and display a wide range of glasswork, metalwork, woodwork, textiles and clothing, ceramics, drawings, photography, and painting from the sidewalks of Main Street Bethlehem. Spend the day and check out what our local art scene has to offer.
Main Street Bethlehem is located on Route 302 in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The event is free and parking is available along the street. Get your maps at the various booths located along Main Street, or follow the ArtWalk signs to find great talent and creativity everywhere you look. More information on ArtWalk can be found on the event’s Facebook page. Check out the event map to find driving directions to Bethlehem.
ArtWalk is an open, non-juried event that welcomes artists and performers of all types. If you are an artist, street performer, craftsperson or food vendor and are interested in becoming a participant at the 2017 Bethlehem ArtWalk please visit the vendor registration page to secure your spot. Please be advised that we will be accepting submissions until August 1st, 2017. We cannot guarantee that you will be listed in the brochure or marketing materials if we receive your submission after that date. Booths will be set up along both sides of Main Street. Lots will be assigned according to organizers’ discretion. We will attempt to honor specific requests on a “first come, first serve” basis, and a limited number of spots with electricity are available.
A Message from our Directors
The ArtWalk will once again return to Main Street Bethlehem in August, marking our sixth year of enlivening the streets of our quiet village. We’ve learned quite a bit over the last six years, but perhaps the most valuable lesson has been that it truly takes a community to pull off such an event. So what do we have planned this year? So much, friends, we hardly know where to start!
If you’ve been around the White Mountain region for awhile, you may remember there were once two bathing beauties perched atop the bath house at the Town Pool, and you may also remember the cheerful pool sign in front of town hall, pointing the way to the pool. Through a wee bit of luck and a generous amount of determination, the Pool Committee was able to locate and salvage one vintage bathing beauty a few years ago. We plan to recreate the other beauty, as well as the pool sign.
We’ve also noticed that the old town banners are beginning to look a bit run down, the brackets are bent or broken, and some of the posts don’t even have banners anymore. One of our committee members has been silently tending to these banners over the last four years while the rest of us hardly noticed. In accordance with our goal to continue to liven and beautify Bethlehem in an on-going manner, we plan to repair all of the brackets and replace all of the banners. In a perfect world, we would like to change the banners at least four times a year, but we have decided to start small and focus on two seasons and two of our annual events.
Art Cars or art mobiles usually begin their lives as an older or used vehicle (car, truck, van, bus, jeep, golf cart, etc.). The owner of the car decides they want to alter their automobile, not necessarily converting what’s under the hood but instead transforming the exterior/ interior of the car. To what degree and how this transformation is made is entirely up to the imagination, skills, and resources of the car owner.
As part of the 2017 Bethlehem ArtWalk schedule of events, 42 Maple is spearheading the Art Car Project. Open to artists, car enthusiasts, gear heads, hobbyists, and even the curious, this project invites interested parties to create their very own art car. This can be the temporary decoration of a vehicle or a more permanent alteration project.