The Whyte Avenue Art Walk will be following all health guidelines in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of all our artists, staff, volunteers and patrons. Please review the safety measures we are taking place and recommending:

Best Practices for Patrons:

  • Masks continue to be MANDATORY – no exceptions.
  • Entrances will be controlled. Patrons are recommended to purchase in advance and select a time slot. Walk ups are welcome but not guaranteed entrance.
  • One way traffic on the Upper Floor guided by arrows
  • Two way traffic on the stairs guided by arrows
  • One way traffic on the Basement Floor guided by arrows
  • No access to washrooms
  • Entrance is located on the East side of the Army & Navy Building, the Exit is located on the North side of the Army & Navy Building (Whyte Avenue)
  • Food and drink are allowed in designated area only

Best Practices for Exhibitors:

  • The market layout will be set up to accommodate social distancing with 2 metres between each exhibit with the exception of an artist purchasing two booths or tables beside each other.
  • Masks continue to be MANDATORY
  • Recommended hand sanitizing or washing hands between transactions
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the market however we recommend each exhibit have their own.
  • Enhanced cleaning at the end of the day
  • Load In/Load Out will be scheduled and controlled to accommodate social distancing.
  • All artists will be asked to fill out and submit the AHS questionnaire prior to arriving each day
  • Contact information will be required for contact tracing
  • Artists are asked to notify the event organizers if experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms
  • Artists are to follow the guidelines for testing & isolation required by AHS
  • If exhibitors do not comply with the health guidelines, they will be provided a warning or asked to leave without a refund.

Best Practices for Volunteers:

  • The market layout will be set up to accommodate social distancing with 2 metres between each exhibit with the exception of an artist purchasing two booths or tables beside each other.
  • Masks continue to be mandatory and must be worn properly over the mouth and nose – look to the eyes to find the smile!
  • Food and drink is allowed in designated areas only, so artists will be really happy to see volunteers who can help with short breaks
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the market however we recommend you have your own personal stash
  • Entrances will be controlled
  • Enhanced cleaning at the end of the day to keep the premises shiny and safe
  • Load In/Load Out is scheduled and controlled to accommodate social distancing
  • All artists, staff and volunteers are required to fill out and submit the AHS questionnaire prior to arriving each day – artists, staff and volunteers are asked to notify the event organizers if experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms
  • Contact information will be required for contact tracing
  • Artists, staff and volunteers are to follow the guidelines for testing & isolation required by AHS
  • If exhibitors, staff or volunteers do not comply with, or refuse to follow the health guidelines, they will be provided a warning or asked to leave. This sounds heavy-handed, but it allows us all to enjoy this little slice of Art Walk heaven.