This year's ArtWalk

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Now entering its 11th 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.

This year, 65 galleries will open their doors between 5 pm to 12 midnight on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 and you - after buying an ArtWalk ticket - will be able to view an array of art, sip wine and enjoy a selection of food in galleries in the SOHO, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Central, Aberdeen and Causeway Bay areas of Hong Kong Island.

ArtWalk is simple: after buying an ArtWalk ticket from one of the ticket-selling galleries and receiving your comprehensive ArtWalk brochure and map and entry badge you can - on ArtWalk night - start at any of the galleries at any time, and then take any route you wish in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries. Free wine, beer and water will be served by each of the participating galleries as well as 'finger food' provided by our generous sponsoring restaurants.

The ArtWalk benefiting charity for 2011 is, as last year, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) – last year, a donation of HK$428,000 was raised from tickets sold from ArtWalk and donated to SoCO. Since the first ArtWalk began in 2001 nearly HK$5 million has been donated to Hong Kong charities.

The volunteers helping 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 in a particular emphasis for 2011, artists' performances. SoCO will also introduce their social action & policy work to ArtWalk participants in a special display of 'kid's photography' taken around Sham Shui Po.

This website gives you full information about the event and how to purchase tickets - go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for a quick summary about ArtWalk.

Please join us for a unique night of art, food and spontaneous camaraderie!

John Batten
ArtWalk Organiser

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