Art Walk (2021)

As Valencia’s galleries began to open again after lockdown, Bay created Art Walk Valencia to support independent art spaces in her city. She organised the simultaneous opening of eleven galleries and art venues on Sunday 18 April, and led a digital media campaign around the initiative. Working directly with the technology team at mapping app Atlistmaps, Bay made an interactive map of the venues so that ‘walkers’ could plan their own socially distanced route.

Art Walk aimed to be a responsible, covid-safe way to experience and support Valencia’s independent art scene. Art Walkers walked in groups of four or less and followed all safety measures when inside the arts spaces.

Art Walk was a resounding success, with some spaces welcoming more than 300 visitors safely over the three hour event. Valencia’s A Punt TV News programme reported from Art Walk and interviewed Bay about the aims of the initiative. Bay also gave a radio interview for Podríem Fer-ho Millo alongside SET Espai D’Art gallery director Reyes Martinez.

For more information about Art Walk Valencia, visit artwalkvlc.com.

The eleven participating spaces:

Ciutat Vella

SET Espai D’Art, El Carmen
Plaça del Miracle del Mocadoret, 4, 46001

Exponiendo: Nosotras tejiendo el tiempo – Ana Esteve Llorens, Chingsum Jessye Luk, Pamen Pereira

La Trini

Carrer de la Trinitat, 10, 46009
Exponiendo: Samskara – Marta Gómez Lechón

Galería La Mercería

Carrer de Moratín, 7, 46002 
Exponiendo: A la vuelta de la esquina – ROICE 183

LABA Valencia
Carrer de Quart, 21, 46001
Exponiendo: Aquí hay una Falla (aunque no se vea) – Exposición de Realidad Virtual;

Designers of The Univers – LABA & EspaiTactel;

The Jan Royce Gallery

Carrer de l’Almirall, 1, 46003 
Exponiendo: ¡Despierta Abril!

Russafa 

Sporting Club Russafa

Carrer de Sevilla, 5, 46004
Exponiendo: Josie McCoy, Elena Martí, Fernando Rincón, José Antonio Picazo, Lucia Peiró, María José Ballester, Ximo Micó y Rafa de Corral

The RW Project

Carrer de Cuba, 25, Bajo Derecha, 46004
Exponiendo: Eve – Bay Backner, Kristin Gracie, Steve Kempen

FreeZia, Russafa
Carrer de Cuba, 3, 46006 València

Exponiendo: Ondas Gravitacionales – Sergio Villanueva (TKO); Piezas expuestas – Eduardo Bermejo y Julia LOOL

Lanevera

Carrer de Puerto Rico, 46, 46006
Exponiendo: PROPOSTERS de Iban Ramó

Splendini, Russafa

Carrer de Sogorb, 10, 46004 València
Exponiendo: The Jazz Problem – Jose Mardi, Lisa Gingles, Alex Barbaroja

Ártika Ruzafa

Carrer Buenos Aires 39, bajo izda, 46006 
Exponiendo:Miguel Ángel Aranda, Araceli Carrión, Cristina Coquillat, Olga Esther, Jose Juan Gimeno, Elena Pérez Ayrault, Jessica Rey   

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