View recording of live event here – image: Claudia Zeiske

Art Walk Projects is an artist-led organisation working collaboratively with artists, communities & audiences to create social place-centred projects & residencies based around Portobello and Edinburgh’s north eastern coast. We produce and deliver an annual contemporary arts festival ‘Art Walk Porty’ that entwines the local with the further afield, concentrated around a series of public realm curated works, and the celebration of the local creative community of Portobello.

A series of ecological public art commissions relating to questions of water, fracture and care in response to the climate crisis.

View 2023 Curated programme…

Marking Art Walk Projects’ continued editorial partnership with MAP Magazine, commissioned writers Dr Isabel Pérez-Ramos, Dr Alycia Pirmohamed, Dr Maria Sledmere create new writing in response to VESSEL.

Coming soon to MAP
& published in Art Walk Journal No.2 Vessel 2024

Field-Studies in Radical Mycography

Myceliart Collective

2023-2024 Climate Cafe

As part of our ongoing Climate Cafe series we delve into the world of medicinal fungi with this series of walking workshops

The Neighbouring Orchard

Annie Lord

2021-2024 Planting Trees

The Neighbouring Orchard is a living artwork by Annie Lord of 160 apple trees planted across coastal Edinburgh and East Lothian, now in the process of extending to areas within Craigent…

Measuring Time through the Fall of Water

Huniti Goldox

2023 Vessel Water

An immersive video installation from artist collective HUNITI GOLDOX (Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox) – Jordan/Germany


Christina Riley

2023 Vessel Water

Christina Riley’s latest work brings this unseen activity to the surface, asking what life looks like to those who live underwater.

About Us

ART WALK PROJECTS delivers social and ecological practice arts residencies and projects based around Edinburgh’s north eastern coastline delivered alongside an annual event of contemporary art celebrating the local artist community of Portobello. The core focus since establishing the Art Walk in 2015 has been in delivering a place centred programme that fuses the subject of community with contemporary culture, forging links with viewers, residents, visitors and artists.

Art Walk Porty Festival dates:
7 to 15 September 2024

Open Call process opening 1st March

Latest News

  • SCSP Funding awarded

    We are delighted to announce another year’s support for our continued walking based programme from Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Fund (Paths for All’s programme to increase active and sustainable travel […] Read more

  • Journey Lines: Making and Breaking Places

    Our recording of last week’s live event is ready to view from here Journey Lines brought together discussion around path making and place making, to consider tourism and access along our […] Read more

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