ArtWalk: Celebrating art and culture in Port Macquarie

Each year, the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council celebrates art and culture in Port Macquarie by hosting the ArtWalk festival, with the event spanning across several days. It attracts locals and tourists alike and is a great event suitable for all members of the family.

ArtWalk 2019 will be hosted from 18-21 July, with the main event based in the Port Macquarie CBD on 18 July, from 6.00-9.00pm.

Artwalk festival - art and culture in Port Macquarie

What is ArtWalk?

ArtWalk is an open air festival for all ages. It’s a great event that showcase local art and culture in Port Macquarie, and encourages people to get out and about and savour the creativity of the local area.

The annual activity is a free community event, described as “an edgy, intense and surprising night of discovery.”

It incorporates a fabulous array of art installations and performances including digital projections onto building walls, live art, exhibitions, live music and entertainment, and artists’ markets. And, it not only involves displays of artworks and performances, it also uniquely incorporates the streetscape of the Port Macquarie town centre with local cafes and restaurants also getting involved.

Celebrating Art and Culture: The ArtWalk theme

Each year, ArtWalk focusses on a core theme, with the 2019 event concentrating on the ‘Elements’ of earth, wind, fire and water.

Live entertainment - art and culture in Port Macquarie

ArtWalk Satellite Events

The event extends beyond the main evening, with ArtWalk satellite events occurring from 18-21 July throughout Port Macquarie-Hastings area – with live music, performances and openings.

Some of the participating venues for the ArtWalk Satellite Events include:

Museums and Galleries in Port Macquarie

The ArtWalk festival is just one way to experience the art and culture of the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. We also have a great range of museums and galleries covering all aspects of our history to present day with traditional and modern artworks also on display.

You can find out more about the local museums and galleries in the greater Port Macquarie area here.

Join us at The Westport Club

If you’re planning on getting out to experience some of ArtWalk’s art and culture activities, why not make The Westport Club part of your outing.

Drop in for an early dinner at Aqua Dining, or Hastings Coffee Co. before the main event, or join us for a drink at Jimmy’s Bar and Lounge for a cocktail to top off your evening.

It’s an easy stroll along the Hastings River walk from The Westport Club to the Port Macquarie town centre, and you’ll be able to take in some of the ArtWalk activities and spectacles along the way.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

See the video here!