A recurring evening of exhibitions, events and entertainment open to all!

The Artwalk is an established and growing alternative night out. It takes place every two months, always on the last Wednesday of the month, starting from January each year. It exists to showcase local, national and international talent in a whole range of settings. Advertised times for Artwalk exhibitions and events are 5pm-9pm (though this can vary according to the venue).

Not only will you experience great Art, it's also your chance to see more of the city, discovering new venues and revisiting old favourites. You will get a unique opportunity to gain insight into practising artists based in Wakefield and beyond, whilst meeting new people in a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere.

Exhibition spaces range from the traditional art gallery space, through to historic buildings, cafes, bars, retail outlets and more. For more information about Artwalk events at each of these exhibition spaces please refer to Venues & Exhibitions

There is no set route. With changing exhibitions and events, you can go where the wind takes you, visiting all or just a few venues. 

Artwalk venues work as a consortium to manage the Artwalk. All venues programme their own exhibitions and events and add their own listings to this site.

Carol Hanson installation Artwalk logo on the window of The Art House The Art House sign on exterior of building Wakefield Cathedral Exhibition Jaimini Patel installation at Chantry Chapel Stuart Maconie viewing works by Jaimini Patel Artist's studio Chantry Chapel ceramics exhibition

Artwalk Dates

  • Wednesday 25 May 2016
  • Wednesday 27 July 2016
  • Wednesday 28 September 2016
  • Wednesday 30 November 2016
  • Wednesday 25 January 2017
  • Wednesday 29 March 2017
  • Wednesday 31 May 2017
  • Wednesday 26 July 2017
  • Wednesday 27 September 2017
  • Wednesday 29 November 2017
Supported using Public Funding by Arts Councul England
Wakefield Council - Working for you
Experience Wakefield
European Union - Investing in Your Future European Development Fund 2007-2013