Late-night art event invites visitors to discover a city bursting with creativity this march

Artwalk, Wakefield’s long-running alternative cultural ‘late-night’, celebrates the best of local creativity. Taking place on the last Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November, Artwalk exists to showcase local, national and international artistic talent in a range of settings.

On Wednesday 27th March, 14 venues across Wakefield city centre will host a range of free art exhibitions, poetry, music, activities and, food and drink for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Taking place from 17:00 – late, residents and visitors are encouraged to discover a few hidden gems as they explore the city. In its own words “Ask anyone who has visited and they’ll tell you, Artwalk is Wakefield’s best kept secret!”

This time around, visitors can enjoy The Hepworth’s late-night opening and see their new exhibition by Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, rated 5 stars by The Guardian. Or, if it’s music you’re into, catch live performances at The Jolly Tap where Ukes O’clock will be performing as part of Ali Bullivent’s Acoustic World.

If you fancy something a little more interactive, why not explore Westgate Studios or visit Now Serving where you can get involved with ‘Brutalising Blue Peter’ – you’ll have to go along to see what that means!

Food and drink are also available at some venues, including The Art House (launching its latest exhibition by sculptor Tony Heaton on the night) where visitors can indulge in delicious Italian coffee and bakes from Laura’s café.

Artwalk always has a surprise up its sleeve for those bold enough to seek it out. With 14 venues to visit, the Artwalk team recommends you pick up a free map on the night to plan your ideal route.

For more information visit artwalk.org.uk

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