The Downtown Art Walk is Thursday in Ames. Here's the list of artists and where they'll be.

Ronna Faaborg
Ames Tribune
Potter Greg Lamont creates a clay vase during the Art Walk in downtown Ames in June 2017.

Art lovers will be drawn to downtown Ames Thursday as Ames Main Street holds its 27th annual Art Walk from 5-8 p.m.

In recent years, Ames Main Street reported an attendance of more than 4,000 people at the event. The event is usually held in early June, but in 2020 it was held in October due to COVID-19 numbers being so high in Story County in June. 

The Art Walk will return in force this year with more than 60 artists participating at more than 50 businesses and venues. 

"The annual Art Walk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists," Ames Main Street posted on its website. "Discover the artwork of over 60 artists including painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors, musicians, and much more."

There is no admission charge for the family-friendly event. 

Ames Main Street's list of locations and artists:

  • 301 Main, 301 Main St. – Letter with Lauren Liz, calligraphy
  • Acorn Antiques and Consignments, 319 Main St. – Debonair Supply Co., Christine Brinkmeyer, artist-designed pocket T-shirts
  • Ames History Museum, 416 Douglas Ave. – Chuck Bickel, paintings, drawings, illustrations and woodwork
  • Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave. – Amara Agba, digital art and painting
  • Ames Tile, 115 Main St. – Karrie Daniels
  • Ames Yoga Center, 327 Main St., Suite 3 – Mary Ann Kainlauri Studio, paintings and prints
  • Aunt Maude’s, 547 Main St. – Andrew Gunhus, painting
  • Ann’s Insurance, 118 Main St. – Ann Webb, mixed-media
  • Avec Design Build, 131 Main St. – Diane Michaud Lowry, photography; Tibi Chelcea, digital technologies and multimedia design; Sue Trom, quilt artisan; and Patty Trom-Bird, multimedia
  • Cafe Diem, 229 Main St. – Brooke Hartmann, paintings
  • Chic Salon, 202 Main St. – Jorja Kemp, alcohol art; Sew & Throw, sewing
  • Chocolaterie Stam, 230 Main St. – Caroline Freese, multimedia
  • Cynthia Duff Plaza, Main and Douglas – Reid Miller
  • Della Viti Ames, 323 Main St. – Matt Corones and josephdavidsoukup, art with poetry
  • Dog-Eared Books, 203 Main St. – Tanvi Rastogi, painting and drawing
  • Duck Worth Wearing, 232 Main St. – Tim Read, Five Finger Studio, painting
  • Emerhoff’s Footwear, 215 Main St. – Ethan Marino, illustrations and graphic design
  • Essence of Natural Beauty, 410 Main St. – Hands that Dance, Sabrina Bush
  • Everts Flowers, 329 Main St. – Terry Scroll, saw art
  • The Frame Shop, 210 Main St., upper level – Keith VanDePol, painting
  • Gilger Designs, 236 Main St. – Justin Gilger, bonsai trees demonstration
  • Great Harvest Bakery and Cafe, 502 Burnett Ave. – Clara Mikovec and Emma Bolles, painting
  • Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co., 129 Main St. – Gabryel Rudloff
  • Heroic Hair, 209 Main St. – Dylan Jacobson, comics and illustrations
  • Heroic Ink, 211 Main St. – Free crafts from The Workspace
  • KHOI Community Radio, 410 Douglas Ave. – CTS (Cleora Stanley)
  • The Knittery Nook & Fibre Co., 328 Main St., Suite 115 – Marilyn Anderson, fiber artist
  • Lindsey Loo’s, 312 Main St. – Jamila Johnson, handmade print blocks, illustration prints, watercolor paintings and ink illustrations
  • The Loft, 233 Main St. – Fern Neubauer, paintings and jewelry
  • Lott Music Studio, 401 Clark Ave, Suite 220 – McKayla Carlson, multimedia paintings and sculptures
  • Melissa Stenstrom Fine Jewelry, 507 Main St. – Valerie Williams, ceramics and jewelry; Liz Morse, live music
  • Moorman Clothiers, 226 Main St. – Kelsey Wilson, painting and illustration
  • Morning Bell Coffee Roasters, 111 Main St., Suite 101 – Laura Roy, paintings; Christian Schnieder, live music
  • NAMI of Central Iowa, 424 Fifth St. – Betty Chamness Trost, painting and embroidery
  • Noir, 405 Kellogg Ave. – Carmen Cerra, pen and ink sketches; Saxophone Thursday, live music
  • Nook & Nest, 309 Main St. – Made by Gina, painting
  • Oak Lane Candle Co., 121 Main St. – Laurie Hoifeldt, painting
  • Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave. – Ruben Ruiz, ceramics
  • Photosynthesis, 317 Main St. – Bill Rickard, spoon artist; Wendie Schneider, photography; Elisabeth Lonergan, photography
  • Rippke Design, 429 Douglas Ave. – Shelby Mitchell, jewelry
  • The Salon in Ames, 323 Main St. – Cody Burgduff
  • Story County Democrats, 415 Main St. – Shawn Palek, airbrush
  • Threadit, 429 Douglas Ave. – Janae Smith, apparel architect
  • Tom Evans Park, Burnett and Main – Ames Public Art Commission; Onion Creek Band, live music
  • Torrent Brewing Company, 504 Burnett Ave. – Greg Lamont, hand-thrown wheel pottery
  • Transform Wellness Collective, 130 Main St. – ResinateD’, hand-thrown wheel pottery
  • Tres Teal, 314 Main St. – Angela Dunkin, mixed-media and jewelry
  • The Vinyl Grind, 303 Kellogg Ave. – Blake Delaney
  • Z.W. Mercantile, 301 Main St., Suite 108 – Alicia Wilkinson, multimedia painting