The Diamond Shop presents Lewiston’s ninth annual Downtown Artwalk, set to take place the first weekend in October in Main Street businesses and public spaces. The popular community event is coordinated by Beautiful Downtown Lewiston (BDL), the Lewis-Clark Valley Wine Alliance, the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, and area arts and cultural organizations. Artwalk will be held on Friday, October 2, from 4 p.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, from noon–4 PM. In 2018, the committee expanded Lewiston’s Downtown Artwalk to include hours from noon to 4 PM on Saturday in response to community members who noted that the Friday-only hours did not provide enough time to view all of the art and interact with other participants.
Register to Participate
Register to Participate Online! Art Uncorked at 620 Main Street, has offered their services in helping artists and performers register for the event on a drop-in basis.
John Patterson is Artwalk’s 2019 featured artist
Lewiston’s Artwalk committee is pleased to feature the work of local artist and educator John Patterson at the 2019 Downtown Artwalk. After graduating from Lewiston High School, Patterson obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Art from Lewis-Clark State College before completing a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho. His Secondary Education Certificate from LCSC launched Patterson’s 31-year teaching career in Lewiston’s Independent School District No. 1. Patterson retired in 2019.
A “formalist” who enjoys non-objective art, Patterson’s paintings juxtapose the crispness of geometry with soft, fog-like shapes to achieve a rich visual contrast. The shifts in color, paint surfaces, gloss texture, and reflective metallic pigments attract viewers for a closer look at the subtleties of the work. Patterson’s work has been shown in exhibitions in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Nevada, and California. His work was last featured in downtown Lewiston at the 2017 Steampunk Ball and a 2016-2017 installation at the Lewiston City Library. In addition to impacting youth art development, Patterson volunteers for the Lewiston City Library’s Visual Arts Committee and the Lewiston Library Foundation’s “First Edition Books” fundraising project.