The City of Valparaiso will host an Art Walk and Talk at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19 at the Valparaiso Art Walk, located at Cumberland Crossing near the Valparaiso Family YMCA. The Art Walk is a free outdoor sculpture exhibit appealing to all ages. Artist Martha Cares, creator of the current 40+ piece exhibit, will share insights and lead the free Walk & Talk event. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and meet near the BikeShare bike rack on Cumberland Crossing, just south of the YMCA parking lot. Light refreshments will be served, including coffee provided by Biggby Coffee.
The Valparaiso Art Walk is in its 11th year, thanks to the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission and generous community sponsors. The current exhibit by Cares of Sawyer, Michigan will be on display through May 2023. Cares is gaining acclaim in the world of Pop Art for the simplicity, spontaneity and honesty of her work. Her iconic red My Rescue Dog is recognized nationally as a symbol of rescue education and awareness. The exhibit at Valparaiso’s Art Walk features pets and rescue animals.