Ames ArtWalk Features 80 Artists at 2017 Event

AMES, Iowa  —  Downtown Ames’ Main Street is holding the 22nd annual ArtWalk on Friday, June 2nd.

Over 80 artists will be on hand in 64 businesses in and around downtown. Artists will be at places like the Ames Public Library, Youth and Shelter Services, and Wheatsfield Grocery at the far west end of Main Street.

“We have a chainsaw carver, and he’ll be live in front of the Ames Chamber,” said Edana Delegardelle, of the Ames Main Street Office. “What he can do with this giant chainsaw, to me, is astounding.”

The event was made possible through sponsorships by Stoltze and Stoltze Dental as well as the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau.

At 5:30, an outdoor piano will be unveiled. The piano will be downtown all summer at the Tom Evans Plaza.

“I love ArtWalk because I’m supporting the community, the artists, and I’m supporting our businesses downtown,” said Delegardelle.