Photo: Ted Kennedy

Are You An Artwalker?

Artwalk is Wakefield's bi-monthly evening celebrating art, performance, music, heritage and socialising.

Founded in 2008 and always free to attend, it has become a staple of the local arts scene and offers Wakefield’s creative community opportunities of all abilities to exhibit their work, meet, and sell to a growing number of visitors.

Embracing multiple venues from local landmarks to shop-fronts and bars, Artwalk visitors (aka Artwalkers) are invited to explore a range of creative events taking place throughout the evening. Regular venues include Westgate Studios, Wakefield Cathedral, The Ridings Shopping Centre and Wakefield Museum alongside many others which change for each event.

From November 2023 the Artwalk has been coordinated by an unfunded voluntary group, who firmly believe art is for all regardless of discipline and ability.

If you are interested in participating in an upcoming event or just lending a hand, you are welcome to join us at our regular open planning meetings. We can also help artists find venues, or help venues themselves get involved - click here to get in touch.

You can also join us on Facebook at the Artwalk Wakefield Community.

Promotional Resources

Venues and artists are encouraged to create their own promotional materials for Artwalk, and to this end we've made the Artwalk logo pack available under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA licence.

This means you can use and vary the logo as you want as long as it remains in the spirit of Artwalk including making derivative artworks in whatever medium you like.

Download the Artwalk logo pack here