2016 Art Walk
Applications now open.
Deadline 5th June.
We are now inviting artists to apply to participate in this year's Art Walk taking place 2-4 September 2016.
Some small artist funds are available for site specific works to cover material costs. Proposals are invited that respond to the local coastal environment of Portobello.
Artists wishing to open up their local studios, homes or gardens are welcome to apply, as are artists wanting to show their work in a local shop or venue.
Our Maker's Market this year will be taking place at the Dalriada on the Promenade, and we invite contemporary designer-makers to apply.
Find out more using the links below...
Art Walk Porty is a 3-day festival of new visual art taking place each September that celebrates the public space and artistic activity of Portobello, Edinburgh's seaside.
The event builds on Portobello's diverse creative community and its unique coastline with site specific art, artist open studios, popup art in local shops and venues, arranged around a local walk of Portobello. We showcase quality contemporary art, supporting emergent artists as well as having an invited artists programme, and working with local shops and venues, and other public sites. The event engages the local community and wider audiences to a rich and diverse programme.
1st August to 30th September 2016
We are delighted to announce 'Journey Lines' - Art Rail commissions funded by ScotRail's new Arts and Cultural Fund.
We are working with artists Dr Chris Dooks, Felicity Bristow & Mark Timmins, Deirdre Macleod and Andrew Pringle to create site engaged work around place and journeying to the seaside from the past to the present. We're looking forward to researching our local railways and disused stations of Portobello and Joppa, as well as increasing connections with the Scottish Borders through Brunstane Station.
The first art walk included more than 40 participating artists, at 33 different locations and venues.
Have a house, space or windowsill in Portobello you'd like to open up as an artist space, hosting a local artist during the 2016 Art Walk? We'll match you up with an appropriate artist.
Please complete the form below and we'll be in touch...
If you are an artist interested in participating in 2016, or a local venue wanting to be involved, please complete the form below so we can keep you informed.