Warm weather welcomes Yorktown Art Stroll


The Yorktown Art Stroll returned to Riverwalk Landing on Sunday.

Parking spots were in short supply as the special event and warm weather drew crowds to the downtown area.

“It’s a nice vibe. I like the people here,” said artist Paula Dooley.

The Seaford resident made her art show debut Sunday, showing off her canvas and rock paintings.

“It’s just good to do different things,” Dooley said.

She also credited Yorktown Arts Foundation President Kathleen Wall with helping simplify the process of participating in the show.

Peter Stipe, an author and artist who has appeared at previous iterations of the event, said turnout was “very good,” no doubt helped by the warm and sunny weather.

Ahead of An Occasion for the Arts returning to Williamsburg beginning Friday, Stipe lauded the way the Yorktown Art Stroll complements the area’s other such events.

“This is smaller, with more local artists,” he said.

Stephen Rivers, a U.K. native, was in Yorktown on holiday, and the show caught his eye while exploring the area.

“I think it’s very good,” he said. “It’s comparable to other shows I’ve seen. I like the area a lot.”

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