This is it, the long anticipated event of the year is here.
Now entering its 12th successful year, Hong Kong ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest charity art event; a great one-night experience showcasing a range of visual arts in a variety of Hong Kong’s art galleries in the SOHO, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Central, Aberdeen and Happy Valley areas of Hong Kong Island.
Artwalk is simple: 66 galleries will open their doors between 5 pm to 12 midnight on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. ArtWalk tickets are on sale from early March from one of the ticket-selling galleries and you will receive a comprehensive ArtWalk brochure, map and entry badge allowing entry at any of the galleries on ArtWalk night. You can then take any route in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and can sip free wine, beer and mineral water in all the participating galleries – and enjoy ‘finger food’ provided by our generous sponsoring restaurants.
The ArtWalk benefiting charity for 2012 is, as last year, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) – last year, a donation of HK$400,000 was raised from tickets sold from ArtWalk and donated to SoCO. Since the first ArtWalk began in 2001 over HK$5 million has been donated to Hong Kong charities.
The volunteers helping ‘man the doors’ on ArtWalk night are fine arts students from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University and the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong – in return, ArtWalk also makes a donation to fund their yearly graduation shows.
ArtWalk Extra features additional displays of art that you can also see while walking from gallery to gallery: photography, small-scale installation and artists’ performances. SoCO will also introduce their social action & policy work to the public and ArtWalk participants in a one-week exhibition.
For more information and ticketing information, head to ArtWalk’s website.