Your guide to Thursday's Downtown Art Walk

Neighbourhood by neighbourhood, here’s how to experience everything Thursday’s Downtown Art Walk has to offer

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Delicious work by Kim Floyd at Argyle Fine Art's CANADIANA
  • Delicious work by Kim Floyd at Argyle Fine Art's CANADIANA

Fire up the Fitbit, you’re about to clock a lot of steps this Thursday evening (5-8pm). We take you through the Downtown Art Walk gallery by gallery, shop by shop, so you can plan a full night of walkin’, lookin’ and droppin’ your Gs. I assume you're a visual person because you enjoy things like art walks, so for your convenience, red will indicate shops and blue will indicate galleries.

Plus, a Google Map is right here if you like that sort of thing.

Let's go! Start in Dartmouth, because that’s where everything good starts anyway.

Kept Gifts and Housewares, 127 Portland Street will have a 50% off table and everything in the store is tax-free
The Dart Gallery is just a stone's throw away at 127A Portland Street, and will have artists Deborah MacDonald speaking about her Feathers exhibit and Dwayne Carberry will be sketching and previewing his upcoming The Other Side of Life exhibit (July 31 to August 13). Dartmouth Clothing Company will also have a pop-up shop on site.
Dartmouth Yarns , 122 Portland Street will be displaying art from The Dart Gallery and giving out free gift kits to visitors from 6-8pm
Sugar Shok Candy Boutique, 117 Portland Street will offer thirsty/sugar-deprived art walkers tax free drinks and half price ice cream. All right x3.
Strange Adventures, 101 Portland Street will be a shoulder to cry on over your Archie grief. Maybe some locally made comics and prints will soothe your broken heart?
Nectar, 62 Ochterloney Street, gives you 10% off just for being interested in art.
Just Us!, 15 King's Wharf follows suit with the 10% thing.
The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing has work on display from Andrew Maize and Sera Senakovicz (head back to The Craig Gallery Saturday, July 19 at 1pm for artists talks)
The Wooden Monkey, 88 Alderney Drive has a will to feed all hungry walkers.

Hop on a ferry and continue the adventure in Halifax by strolling down the boardwalk, all the way to the very end to The Mary E Black Gallery at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061/1096 Marginal Road and catch the opening of Presence of Absence: Catherine Beck and Jeffrey Cowling, which sounds bloody amazing. Contemporary mourning? Personalized funeral ceremonies? Count me in.
ViewPoint Gallery, 1272 Barrington Street is a great place/the only place to check out Colin Campbell's Topography of Wonder
Studio 21 Gallery, 1273 Hollis Street is also having an opening, for Small is Beautiful a group show focusing on modest sized pieces and Conor Fagan's exhibit, which is a "hybrid of still life, landscape and automatism with a surrealist feel."
Art 1274 Hollis, (you only get one guess as to the address) will feature the opening reception of new work by Cris Sontag, Gail Davis and Cara Wedgbrow
Humani-T Cafe, 1451 South Park Street as the usual great gelato selection, and it’s been so long since your Sugar Shok cone, right?
J&R Grimsmo, 1533 Barrington Street will be “sewing up some things” so you’d best check in to see what that means.
Zwicker’s Gallery, 5415 Doyle Street, The Loop, 1547 Barrington Street, and Attica, 1566 Barrington Street are open for your art-loving business.
Argyle Fine Art, 1559 Barrington Street will be showing CANADIANA (see photo above for a taste, and tell them good job on planning this while you’re there)
The Discovery Centre, 1593 Barrington Street will be demonstrating their intriguing "Lava Volcano and/or a Stomp Rocket" all night.
Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio, 1658 Market Street are offering visitors a chance to win a letterpress compass clock, no purchase necessary.
Strange Adventures, 5113 Prince Street is a great chance to pick up Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds before his August 2 signing at the shop.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street is free and you should check out Rock Show and make excellent Snapchats (another great place to do this is the Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, also free all night)
Carrefour Atlantic/The Puffin Gallery, 1869 Upper Water Street brings in Joel Zemel to discuss his book Scapegoat.
Parentheses Gallery, 2168 Gottingen Street features one last chance to catch the amazing work of Susan Szenes and Mariko Paterson.
Plan B/B Side Gallery, 2180 Gottingen Street provides lots of reading material with Sovereign Nation: Paths of Resistance and Decolonization
Hermes Gallery, 5682 North Street will blow your mind with the work of Hangama Amiri.
Humani-T, 5755 Young Street gives you yet another chance for ice cream before the night is through.

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