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LC State Center for Arts & History to reopen with Artwalk exhibit

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History will have its first exhibit in more than six months after being closed for both exterior building restoration and COVID-19 when it hosts “Artwalk: 10-Year Retrospective” starting on Sept. 30.

The Center, which is located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston, has been closed since March 25 and recently underwent brick/mortar restoration to the building’s exterior as well as having new windows installed on the second floor.

The annual Artwalk that is held each fall in downtown Lewiston won’t take place this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, but the Center is holding an exhibit that celebrates the featured artists from the previous nine years of the event. The work of the nine artists will be on display in the main galleries during the Center’s new hours, which are Monday-Friday at noon-4 p.m.

The exhibit will run through Dec. 11.

The featured artists and their year include John Patterson (2019), Linda Scott (2018), Josh Ulrich (2017), Linda Schroeder Golding (2016), David (Doc) Sears (2015), Kay Montgomery (2014), Sharon Taylor Hall (2013), Charles Marlowe Shaw (2012) and Peter Goetzinger (2011).

Artwalk began in 2011 as a coordinated collaboration with the LC Center for Arts & History, Beautiful Downtown Lewiston, and local galleries, organizations and businesses. Artwalk has been held on the first Friday in October. The event is a self-guide tour at various downtown locations, which hosted regional artists’ work along with cultural celebrations of music and dance.

The exhibit at the Center is sponsored by “Friends of the Center” and made possible by grants from US Bank and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.