The fifth annual Art Walk kicks off Friday, Aug. 24, with receptions in many of the stores around town from 5-8 p.m. \u201cIt's a strolling gallery of sorts, when 52 local artists display their artwork in local venues around town,\u201d said Pam Stoddart, executive director of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and chair of the event. \u00a0 \u201cIt's a great way to spend a late summer weekend downtown.\u201d The opening weekend festivities continue Saturday, Aug. 25, when participating artists will be on hand demonstrating their works outside their venues. The Art Walk runs from Aug. 24 - Sept. 7. \u201cWalk on Down,\u201d a companion show at the Guild, samples each artist's work and runs from Aug. 25 - Sept. 7. All artwork is for sale with proceeds benefiting programing at the Guild. For more information visit rgoa.org or call 203-438-8863. Ridgefield Guild of Artists is located at 34 Halpin Lane.