Letter to the editor: ArtWalk clarification

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the recent front page headline “City hopes its art walk can become a regional spectacle” to clarify a misconception. Final Fridays is a great local event supporting many art forms in our rich cultural community. It is not, however, to be confused with the Annual Lawrence ArtWalk, which is a great venue specifically for Douglas County visual artists only.

For the last 22 years The Lawrence ArtWalk was held on the last weekend in October. When Final Fridays came about, the public became confused about the differences in the two events. This year, to further distinguish The Lawrence ArtWalk from Final Fridays, the event dates have been moved to the second weekend in October — the 12th, 13th, and 14th — and will continue to be on the second weekend in October in coming years.

The Lawrence ArtWalk is happy to support and encourage all public events occurring for the artists in our area with the hope that the community will recognize the differences in the events and be supportive of all.