With March finally here and the weather getting so much nicer the “Yorkton Art Walk” is here just in time!
The Yorkton Public Library, City of Yorkton, Sask. Lotteries, and the YBID partnered up to bring our Community one more great idea to get our Community out and “Shopping Yorkton”.
Sask. Lotteries had a Grant opportunity for the Community to apply for and the Library’s program “Cozy up and Color” was successful in their application. This program gave $750 dollars to purchase coloring packages for the community to pick up. 30 packages all handed out and returned gave the YBID an opportunity to use the artwork in local “gallery” locations which of course are the local businesses.
Local businesses signed up with the YBID to be a host location for the available art and have their location visited by the community participating in the Art Walk. YBID also has donated $500 dollars which has been purchased in the local participating businesses as gift certificates to be drawn for on March 26th.
Community members are to visit the participating business or “gallery locations” and snap themselves with the art, the logo of the business and themselves. They post on their social media and #yorktonartwalk to be entered in the draws. YBID monitors the postings and enters the names. Yorkton Art Walk runs from March 8th to March 26th.
Businesses post the Artwork in the windows or in a shop location so they get the traffic in the shop and on social media. All in the effort to bring the community out walking the Downtown area, get traffic in the participating businesses and social media attention and promote shopping Yorkton.
Many people say they are shopping local but are they? So lets “Walk the Talk” and Shop Yorkton! Remember just 20% more shopping local keeps millions of dollars right here in our community!
Local businesses participating in the Yorkton Art Walk are; Golden Mobility, LR Futures, Life Matters Community Centre, Parlour Barber, Core Realty, Legacy Coop, Srub Hub, Uptown Casuals, Marlin Travel, Cutters, Losa Chic, The Plum Tree, and Under the Covers. For all the postings see the YBID fb page the YBID website and the local businesses will be posting as well. So get out and Walk the Talk and Shop Yorkton!!