Photo: Jessica Rowbottom

Artwalk Wakefield takes place every two months, on the final Wednesday of the month.

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Your Route

The route your Artwalk takes is completely up to you and there's no 'best way' of doing it. Some start at the bottom of town on Kirkgate where you'll find venues such as Our House and The Art Exchange.

Or you might prefer to start on Westgate with Westgate Studios or The Gissing Centre.

The venue map shows all the participating venues which can be used to plan out your route, as well as popular landmarks and travel exchanges.

Food & Drink

Wakefield boasts some great places to eat and drink, and some of the Artwalk venues are bars or restaurants in their own right:

Dolce Vita (Smyth St) recently joined Artwalk as a new venue and offers a 10% discount to Artwalkers off the total bill, whether that be dinner or just a few cocktails.

The Polka Hop (George St) is a traditional pub with open fires, several cask pumps selling real ale and also serves pork pies and other pub snacks.

Our House (Kirkgate) is a non-alcoholic venue serving teas, coffees and cakes.

Westgate Studios "Big Room" (C4) also has 'Carlbucks', where studio holder Carl hosts his own coffee shop serving locally-roasted blends.

Wherever you end up, please mention you're here for the Artwalk!

Travel Information

By Car

Planning on driving? Many of our Artwalk venues are easy to get to by car and the city centre is just a short drive from both the M1 and M62 for those travelling into Wakefield.

Many venues are unable to offer public parking, however there are ample car parking facilities in the immediate vicinity: the closest to the Westgate venues being Smyth Street Car Park and Merchant Gate Car Park, and the Ridings Centre offer their own car park.

WDC (council) car parking and on-street parking is usually free after 6pm, however we recommend using Parkopedia for the most up to date pricing information. Be aware that privately-operated car parks (companies such as Excel Parking, etc.) usually charge 24 hours a day and are protected by number-plate cameras.

Public Transport

Westgate a short walk from Wakefield Westgate railway station. Wakefield Kirkgate station is 10 minute walk away from West Yorkshire History Centre and The Ridings Shopping Centre.

The free city bus connects us to key locations around the city centre, including Wakefield bus station and venues including The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire History Centre and Wakefield Cathedral. The bus runs every 10-12 minutes with the last departure leaving Wakefield Bus Station at 18:33. See the timetable and full route here.

Wakefield Bus Station is a 5-minute walk away from Wakefield Cathedral and has regular bus routes from Leeds, Huddersfield, Barnsley, Bradford and other local towns.


The Art House has a cycle station situated on Drury Lane, which is freely available to all. Cycles are left at the owner’s own risk, however, the area is monitored by CCTV.