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ArtWalk 2019

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ArtWalk is an edgy, intense and surprising night of discovery. Last year’s event attracted around 11,000 people, illuminating secret, unassuming and unexpected spaces with free pop up performances, artistic interventions and creative installations. ArtWalk is returning this year bigger and better then ever so save the night: Thursday 18 July 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

The Port Macquarie CBD, its streets, intersections, cafes and cultural facilities will become the stage for contemporary works as artists push the boundaries of their practice. Experience the ArtWalk night and participate in other creative activities throughout the weekend.

The theme for this year’s program is a reflection on “Elements”: exploring the concept of elements across lands looking to earth, wind, water and fire. ArtWalk will encourage the community to come together in a series of engaging arts activities, creating opportunities for people to meet, exchange ideas and foster community spirit.

A great line up of satellite events will be held from the 19th to the 21st of July and will complement the ArtWalk evening; with highlights including the Graffiti Sound Lounge at Dark Alley Collectables, featuring live artist demonstrations and music on the Saturday evening. If you want to get your hands dirty, why not book into one of the creative workshops on offer hosted by Sunset Gallery, Arthouse Industries and Clay Koala. Or if it is just the appreciation of arts you’re in to, then head on out and see Lighthouse Gallery, featuring Nicola Macleay’s work, the new Ken Strong Gallery or see local artist Wendy Stokes work at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery. See what else is on.

 Artwalk Map.jpg1MB pdf(PDF, 1MB)Download the  event booklet and map1MB pdf(PDF, 1MB) to find out what's happening on the night and featured satellite events happening across the weekend.


When will this be happening?

SAVE THE DATE: ArtWalk will take place on Thursday 18 July 2019 with Satellite events continuing until 21 July.

What will be happening?

During the evening our local art galleries and museums and creative industries open their doors to the public and spill out onto the streets. An exhibition of digital artworks is projected onto walls across the CBD, as well as live art demonstrations and live music. Artists' works is on display in galleries, businesses, and through live arts displays. Some live music will be occurring at small locations.

Additional creative programs and events will be held from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2019. A list of events will be available closer to the date.

What will it cost me?

It is free to participate.

Where do I start?

You can start anywhere on the map that is produced for the festival. The map will guide you to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the participating venues. A map for ArtWalk 2019 will be available closer to the event date.

Where will this be happening?

The festival is held in the Port Macquarie CBD. The area selected for this program includes: Horton Street (North of Clarence), Clarence Street - (between Horton & Murray Streets), Murray Street (North of Clarence), Sunset Parade & Hay Street North, Town Green and Town Square.

I am interested in ArtWalk. How can I find out more about it?

You can register to find out more about the ArtWalk program by subscribing to our email list below:

This page was last updated on: 29 July 2019