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Artist Trust in Walla Walla, April 27

Brian McGuigan

Program Director

On April 27, Artist Trust returns to Walla Walla for a workshop on building audience led by Rachel Smith and a panel on being a practicing artist in a rural community featuring artists Juventino Aranda, Justin Lincoln, and Nicole Pietrantoni.

Building Audience for Your Work in Walla Walla and Beyond
Thursday, April 27, 5-7 PM
Studio Articolore
226 E Main St
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
$25 / $20 for Artist Trust Members
Need-based, Latinx, and Filipinx scholarships available by request.

Led by artist Rachel Smith, this workshop will cover essential skills you’ll need to find and develop audiences for your work, including elevator speeches, networking, and effective communications strategies for approaching gallerists, curators, and other art-world gatekeepers.

Being a Practicing Artist in a Rural Community
Thursday, April 27 – Wine & Snacks at 7 PM; Panel 7:30-8:30 PM
Studio Articolore
226 E Main St
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
FREE. RSVP here.

In this panel, artists Juventino Aranda, Justin Lincoln, and Nicole Pietrantoni discuss how to thrive as a practicing artist in rural Washington while building audience for your work beyond the region. Moderated by artist Rachel Smith, the panel will address opportunities and challenges for artists living in Eastern Washington and strategies for cultivating community and support.

These programs, presented with the generous support of Blue Mountain Community Foundation, mark Artist Trust’s third visit to Walla Walla in the last three years. In 2015, we presented a weekend professional development workshop and an artist happy hour, and in 2016, we hosted our annual board of director’s retreat as well as a workshop, an Office Hours, and a networking salon featuring artist Keiko Hara. Since 2010, Artist Trust has invested more than $37,000 in direct financial support to artists in Walla Walla County.