Supporting independent creativity in Wakefield
At Artwalk we always have the Wakefield community at heart, encouraging creativity through free opportunities that enable creatives at all stages of their practice to flourish, while supporting our local economy at the same time. Taking the form of a mini festival, visitors of Artwalk, a.k.a Artwalkers, are invited to explore the city centre as a range of creative events take place throughout the evening.
Regular venues include The Art House, Wakefield Cathedral, Westgate Studios, The Ridings shopping centre and Westgate Unitarian Chapel, amongst many others which change for each event. The spaces we use to host exhibitions, performances, workshops and talks range from galleries to bars, empty shop windows to artist studios.
Having run bi-monthly since July 2008, Artwalk is more vibrant than ever before, and each month that it takes place, the list of participating venues and artists continue to grow. After witnessing how the community has bounced back and adapted to the struggling Wakefield economy since the pandemic, we celebrate Artwalk’s growth and continue to bring out the best of Wakefield’s culture.
The Artwalk is coordinated by The Art House and programmed by the team and other organisations, community groups and artists in Wakefield.