Welcome 2017 Artwalk Featured Artist, Josh Ulrich

Welcome 2017 Artwalk Featured Artist, Josh Ulrich

 

Beautiful Downtown Lewiston (BDL) is pleased to welcome adventure photographer Josh Ulrich back to his hometown as the featured artist for Artwalk 2017, planned for the evening of Friday, October 6.

Josh is an adventurer, storyteller, and aspiring photographer that feels most at home amongst the lush, green pines and endless, jagged peaks of the great American west.  His passion for photography began when he found himself daydreaming of mountains during his old 9 to 5 routine.  From that moment on he set out to turn that dream into an obsession, exploring everything the wilderness has to offer and capturing the moments along the way to share with his friends and family.

Born and raised in Lewiston, Josh graduated from the University of Idaho with a M.S. of Computer Engineering.  After chasing the California dream, he has called many places across the Pacific Northwest home and now lives in Boise.  He continues to chase sunsets, bag peaks, and follow the open road all while never leaving his camera behind.  You can find the latest photographs and stories from Josh’s adventures at www.instagram.com/josh.ulrich.

Covey’s Bike & Board, located at 621 Main Street, will host exhibit of the large-scale canvas-wrapped prints of Josh’s photographs during Artwalk. Examples of Josh’s work will also be displayed during Artwalk at locations throughout downtown Lewiston, including:

  • Follett’s Mountain Sports, 714 D Street
  • Northwest Media, 208 Main Street
  • Lewiston City Library, 411 D Street
  • Lewis Clark State College Center for Arts & History, 415 Main Street

The LCSC Center for Arts & History will host Josh for a lecture and hands-on workshop on Saturday, October 7 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. As with all Artwalk events, the featured artist workshop is free and open to the public at the LCSC Center for Arts & History.

BDL coordinates Artwalk with the valued assistance of a volunteer committee, the art community and downtown business owners, who welcome artists into their space for an evening of art, locally produced spirits and community conversation.

Community members wishing to support public art projects are encouraged to purchase an “I support public art” button at the BDL office, 301 Main Street, Suite 103, during Artwalk. Buttons are $5 for one, $9 for two and $13 for all three. The buttons were designed by Artwalk committee volunteer Jenny Purington.

The registration deadline for businesses wishing to host artists for Artwalk is Monday, September 11, via BDL’s website.

The LCSC Center for Arts & History will host a Second Saturday Family Art Day sponsored by Children’s House Montessori on Saturday, October 14 in association with Artwalk. Create pinhole cameras inspired by featured artist and adventure photographer, Josh Ulrich. This is a free make-and-take project for all ages!

We are indebted to sponsors Litteneker Law, Coleman Oil and the Quality Inn for making Artwalk possible, as well as Catalyst Medical, Fast Signs and Columbia Bank.

For questions about this press release or the related events, contact BDL Executive Director Courtney Kramer at courtney@beautifuldowntownlewiston.org or 208-790-1148