Each month, Downtown Vision books a limited number of musicians, dance groups and/or performance artists (including sidewalk performers) to perform based on each month’s theme and available space. Sidewalk performers set up outside of Hemming Park must also register with Downtown Vision and must have the approval of the venue he/she/they are performing in front of. Musicians/performers hosted inside venues do not need to register with Downtown Vision.

Apply to Perform at Art Walk

CLICK HERE to apply with music or performance samples and information on your group, including space and electricity requests. Art Walk is a family-friendly event. Music/performances containing explicit language, violence, or anything else questionable for small children belongs inside a venue.

Approved musicians and performers are added to a database and will be contacted to perform based on availability and fit. Performers are responsible for applying once per calendar year, and a valid email address is required.

If selected, each member of your group will need to sign a hard copy of the form and email/mail/fax it back Wednesday prior to Art Walk.

Performing Once Booked

  • Set Up: Space with access to electricity will be reserved for musicians/performance upon booking. Lighting and A/V requirements will be agreed upon at the time of booking.
  • Set up is between 3:00-5:00 p.m., unless otherwise agreed upon. Vehicles may be pulled into Hemming Park or closed streets during this time to unload. Performers may set up a tip jar, promotional signage and a table with promotional materials if desired. Lit candles, incense and fire props are not permitted at Art Walk.
  • Breakdown: Performers must end all performances and begin breakdown no later than 9 p.m. Vehicles may not be driven into Hemming Park or closed streets for breakdown prior to 9 p.m. Performers on closed streets must move all materials to the sidewalk by 9:30 p.m. Performers in Hemming Park must vacate the park by 10 p.m. Performers are responsible for clean up of their space at the end of the night, including all litter and set up materials. Performers who do not abide by these times will not be booked at future Art Walks.
  • Parking: All parking meters Downtown are free after 6 p.m. Additional options can be found at Parking is not permitted on sidewalks, in crosswalks or where otherwise marked “No Parking.” This includes Hogan Street behind the Hemming Park main stage. If parked illegally or at a bagged meter or marked “No Parking,” you are at your own risk of receiving a parking ticket.
  • Weather: Art Walk is a RAIN OR SHINE event. In the case of inclement weather, it is up to each performer’s discretion whether to stay or not. Performers seeking backup indoor accommodations must make arrangements independently.