Nanaimo Artwalk 2024  

Businesses – Purchase an Ad



Dear Local Business Owner or Manager:

Artwalk is a major event in the cultural landscape of our city that brings the community together in a colourful landscape of culture and creativity. It is also a great opportunity to boost our downtown economy.

This year, Artwalk will take place on Saturday, November 30th (10:00AM to 4:00PM) and Sunday, December 1st (12:00PM to 4:00PM). We invite businesses to participate in Artwalk in any of the following ways:

Host an Artist

Venues that host an artist(s) benefit from increased foot traffic and recognition as a supporter of the arts.

Each artist is responsible for arranging their venue and negotiating the details with the individual business. Generally, a company commits to offering space to display the art, allowing the artist on-site for the event’s duration, and providing access ahead of time for the artist to set up.

If you’d like to connect with an artist seeking a venue, please contact Artwalk Program Coordinator Jenaya Shaw here.

Join in the Spirit of the Event

If your place of business is unfit to host an artist, we encourage venues to get creative and show your support for Artwalk in other ways! Perhaps a drink or food special with an artsy theme, offer a discount for people showing their Artwalk Event Guide, or create a window display that reflects the fun and creative spirit of Artwalk.

Promote Your Organization

We offer a space in our Artwalk Event Guide for ads displaying local businesses. The ad will benefit your business and help offset event costs. Consider offering a discount or promotion within your ad for the weekend!

We will print at least 2,000 brochures distributed throughout Nanaimo — just in time for Christmas shopping!

We offer a range of ad sizes in the Artwalk Event Guide:

● 1/6 of a page 2.3125” wide x 2.5” high $ 30.00
● 1/3 of a page 4.75” wide x 2.5” high $ 55.00
● 2/3 of a page 4.75” wide x 5.125” high $ 110.00
● Full page 4.75” wide x 7.75” high $ 150.00
● Inside front cover 4.75” wide x 7.75” high $ 188.00
● Inside back cover 4.75” wide x 7.75” high $ 188.00
● Outside back cover 4.75” wide x 7.75” high $ 200.00

A painting of birds flying around a lighthouse.
Painting of brushes covered in dried paint.
Absract illustration of colorful oils