Bearfootin' Art Walk
The 2022 Bears are currently on Main Street!
Friends of Downtown Hendersonville welcomes the public to witness the unveiling of 20 new works of bear art! Each bear will be revealed individually along with a background story on the artist's design and the nonprofit that will benefit from the bear's sale at auction in October.
Following the reveal, the bears will take their places on the sidewalks of downtown through late October before being sold at auction.
About Bearfootin' Art Walk
Since 2003, the Bearfootin’ Art Walk has helped raise funding for Downtown Hendersonville and a variety of local non-profits. In addition to raising funds, the bears offer a window into good work being done by community organizations in Henderson County.
The Bearfootin’ Bears arrive as blank slates before local artists transform each in a spectacular fashion, with creative themes ranging from Mona Lisa to Blue Ridge Mountain scenery. After the “Reveal” event in early May, the bears then take up residence in downtown Hendersonville for the duration of the summer and fall, up until auction. Participants bid during the auction to raise funds for local non-profits and Downtown Hendersonville. Winning bids up to $3,000 are split evenly between the downtown program and the nonprofit chosen by the sponsor, while bid amounts exceeding $3,000 are directed entirely to the non-profit. In 2021, the Bears raised more than $100,000, and in 2022 we hope to continue the tradition of giving.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 Bearfootin' Art Walk. Our record-breaking Auction raised over $100,000 for regional nonprofits!
Thanks to our 2022 Bearfootin' Art Walk Sponsor: