Three regions embrace creativity in week-long ArtWalk event

Special space: The Shed at Dunbogan will host a collection of Undercover Artists including Will McCoubrie.
Special space: The Shed at Dunbogan will host a collection of Undercover Artists including Will McCoubrie.

ARTWALK, a celebration of Port Macquarie-Hastings and Camden Haven creativity, kicks off today (Thursday) across the region.

In the shopfronts of Laurieton, you can view artworks by some of the region's creative talents as a part of the Longest Footpath Art Gallery, or visit several boutique events in the Camden Haven.

Longest Footpath Art Gallery participants are OCTEC Employment Service, The Department Store, LJ Hooker, JA Fashions, Laurieton Gallery, Kylie's Art Studios and Supplies, Dunbogan Boat Shed and Brewhaven Cafe who will all host works by local artists in their shopfronts for you to enjoy.

Each window acts as a gallery day or night to be enjoyed at a time of your choosing.

Look for the footpath stickers located outside each 'gallery' location or an ArtWalk poster in the window.

Other events include sculptural basketry workshops at the the Hello Koalas Art Walk at various locations; Undercover Artists at The Shed in Dunbogan on October 2 from 5.30pm-7.30pm and October 3-4 from 11am-5pm' Sip and See Art Gallery exhibition and Workshops with vana Ford and Charlene Tubbs and Anthea Johnston at Long Point Vineyard, Lake Cathie; and an Artist Market at Laurieton's Longworth Park on Saturday, October 3 from 9am to 1pm.

The event which runs through until October 8, will be edgy, delightful and surprising but instead of the usual one-night street festival, residents are invited to explore multiple locations across the region.

The extensive ArtWalk 2020 Program also includes artists markets and over 40 satellite events.

Mayor Peta Pinson said ArtWalk will deliver something for everyone this year.

"This year ArtWalk has spread its wings with Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton all featured in our region's most popular creative extravaganza," Cr Pinson said.

If you want to see everything that's going on, you can pick a printed program from participating businesses, or jump online at portmacquarieinfo.com.au/artwalk to download your copy.

There's even a mobile app that you can download, with a great map that guides you around everything Artwalk.