Experience the colorful side of Walla Walla with the help of one of the area’s most important organizations. ArtWalla is a non-profit that was formed over 25 years ago. Its goal is facilitating the creation, acquisition, and education of public art. You can see the group’s impact on the town when you visit downtown Walla Walla and view the collection of works hanging along the street. Discover everything you need to know about this fantastic organization, as well as the famous Walla Walla Artwalk!
While you’re touring the downtown district and enjoying the efforts of ArtWalla, stop by some of the other great shops, restaurants, and wineries in town. Download our free Vacation Guide to get our recommendations for the best places to visit. Whether you’re touring the famous Walla Walla Main Street or simply looking for the best hiking trails in town, you’ll find it all in our free Vacation Guide.
Everything You Need to Know About ArtWalla
What Is ArtWalla?
ArtWalla is an organization that strives to support all kinds of arts in Walla Walla, including education, theater, public arts, concerts, dance performances, and much more. As a part of supporting local artists, ArtWalla hosts a variety of events to show off the skills and talents of their community.
What Are Some of the Best ArtWalla Events?
Get a look at the art yourself! ArtWalla hosts some wonderful monthly and annual events. This includes the famous First Friday Art Tour, also known as the Walla Walla Artwalk. This walking tour is held from May to October, during the first Friday of the month, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. This tour features locally owned galleries, wineries, restaurants, and businesses.
Another great annual festival is ArtSquared. Held every year during the fall, this showcase displays nearly 1,000 works priced at just $36! This fundraiser helps support ArtWalla for the rest of the year. It also as gives artists a platform to show off their works!
A newer festival is the Dia de Los Muertos Steamroller Paint Project. This massive community event is inspired by the “Day of the Dead,” a popular holiday in Latin America that pays tribute to departed friends and family. This free event brings more than 1,000 visitors to town. It features face-painting, a Shakespearean-themed “Pageant of the Dead,” dance performances and more!
Where to Stay in Walla Walla, Washington
After you enjoy the many efforts of ArtWalla, return to the most gorgeous and romantic bed and breakfast in the area: Cameo Heights Mansion! Our suites are a work of art themselves, decorated in gorgeous furnishing and elegant pieces.
Consider booking a stay in our Dubai Suite. Enjoy relaxing in the Oceania two-person, air-jetted bathtub or napping in the exquisitely comfortable king-size bed. This room is perfect for guests to enjoy a relaxing, indulgent stay. If you are still in need of some quality relaxation, consider booking one of our spa services with your stay.
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.