Art Walk Porty arts festival

 


ART WALK PORTY 2018

The Art Walk returns to Portobello this year from 30 August to 9 September. Our programme will centre on the 'Pleasure Ground' looking at Portobello's seaside entertainment history, of music halls, bandstands and other lost spaces of this period.

 

 

 

Bandstand Project

 



'THE BANDSTAND PROJECT'

Composer & sound artist, Ross Whyte, has been commissioned to create a new composition linking up Ross Theatre Bandstand to the site of Portobello's old Bandstand.

The project will also involve researching the locations of all bandstands, old and new, across the city, with live performances and related App.

Supported by funding from The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and City of Edinburgh Council.

 



MAKER'S ART MARKET... 7-9 SEPT 2018

Applications are now open for our 2018 'Makers Art Market'.
Please apply by 15th April using the link below.





APPLY HERE


 

ART WALK PORTY 2017

The 2017 Art Walk extended to over two weekends this year, with an emphasis on our 'Edge Lands', of those places, often abandoned or unnoticed, on the edge of a city. Our walk centred around Seafield Prom and Meadows Yard Nature Reserve. In addition there was a new 'walks+talks' series, as well as audio guides, and prom 'art carts', all alongside our regular programme of 'Art Houses', 'Art in Shops', and a 'Maker's Market' on the second weekend.

View the 2017 Programme

 

 

 

WALKS + TALKS + PARTICIPATORY ART

We are running a series of related events, walks, talks and performances during the event.

Read more here...

 

 

 

 

SITE SPECIFIC ART

Around our edgelands, amongst our heritage

Read more here...

 

 

 

 

AUDIO GUIDES

Find out about the three audio guides we have commissioned for this year's event, based around Seafield and Meadows Yard, available to download to listen to as you walk.

Find out more...

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT YOU SAY...


"We came from Barcelona. This idea is fantastic and great!"

"It gets better every year"

"We love the generosity of the whole event"

"EdgeLands was fantastic"

"Loved the unusual finds, exploring back street lanes"

"Its fantastic how its growing"

 

 

 

WALKING MAP

View and download the map for the 2017 Art Walk [ pdf ]



Download Walking Map...

 

 

 

OUR EDGELANDS NEWSPAPER

View and download the newspaper for the walk around our edgelands [ pdf ]



Download project newspaper...

 


About

The Art Walk Porty event builds on Portobello's diverse creative community and its unique coastline with site specific art, art houses, popup art in local shops and venues, and a maker's market, each year arranged around a different local walk of Portobello. We showcase quality contemporary art, supporting emergent artists as well as having an invited artists programme, forging links with local shops and related organisations with a collaborative approach. The event engages the local community and wider audiences to a rich and diverse programme.

 

Read more here...

 

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