9 Fun-tastic Outdoor Activities at SG Arts Week & all these for FREE

9 Outdoor Activities at Singapore Art Week for FREE

Are you visiting Singapore this coming weekend?

Having fun with friends and family shouldn’t be too costly. This year’s Singapore Art Week, there are many fun and exciting outdoor activities you can do, and the best part is – its FREE!

And who would say no for free admission?

Get you phone calendar and google maps and mark these places!

1. Light to Night Festival 2018: Colour Sensations

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Light to Night Festival is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. Over two weeks (19–28 Jan 2018), this second edition explores the sensation of colour through the visual, literary and performing art forms, and transforms major cultural institutions and parks into spectacular works of art.

The Padang will turn into a sprawling picnic ground complete with a Festival Food Street. Sit back and enjoy a multimedia projection show unfolding across the façade of National Gallery Singapore.

Date: January 19 to 28, 2018
Where: Civic District & Marina Bay - National Gallery Singapore, Padang, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilizations Museum, Empress Lawn, Esplanade Park, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

2. Aliwal Urban Art Festival

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Aliwal Urban Art Festival is an annual celebration Singapore cool. Get down to a carefully-curated selection of art inspired by global street culture – from graffiti to graphic art, rock to afro-beat, skateboarding to breakdancing. Organised by Aliwal Arts Centre, the festival is located in Kampong Glam, a district hailed as 'one of Singapore's coolest neighborhoods' by the international media due to its rich history and culture, mixed with on-trend shops and cafes.

Date: January 20, 2018
Where: Kampong Glam, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918

3. Art After Dark

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Gillman Barracks’ flagship edition of the night time open house event, Art After Dark, returns this 26 January 2018! Look forward to an evening of stimulating contemporary art, live music, and F&B pop-ups with the showcase of new exhibitions and exciting programmes as galleries, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and the rest of the precinct open their doors from 7pm till late in Singapore’s very own visual arts cluster.

This edition’s highlights include DISINI, the inaugural visual arts festival happening in Gillman Barracks, Transaction of Hollows, a performance by artist Melati Suryodarmo, and the exhibition, SEA STATE 9: Proclamation, featuring new works from Charles Lim’s acclaimed SEA STATE project.

Date: January 26, 2018
Where: Gillman Barracks, Blk 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

4. Front Lawn Movie Screening at SAM

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Sit back and relax at the Singapore Art Museum as we bring back the old-school with an outdoor movie screening! Taking place at the SAM front lawn, enjoy an eclectic movie showcase and an accompanying selection of delectable snacks. Bring along your picnic mats, and enjoy a star-lit evening with friends and family. The outdoor movie screening is an all-weather event.

Date: January 27, 2018
Where: Bras Basah & Bugis, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

5. ARTWALK Little India

Singapore Arts Week 2018

Long-lost tales found in and around Little India are resurrected through murals, public art installations and free performances for the fourth edition of ARTWALK Little India, aptly themed Urban Mythology.

Presented by LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board with support of Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA), this year’s edition features a Singapore-based line up of artists such as ZERO, Izzad Radzali Shah and SOBANDWINE, and performers such as Kamini Ramachandran, to explore, narrate, celebrate and relive its stories.

Look out for our puppetry programme, where visitors will have a hand at making puppets that are inspired by the murals around Little India, as well as a film screening by acclaimed filmmaker, K. Rajagopal's trilogy, The Day I Lost My Shadow.

Date: January 18 to 27, 2018
Where: Little India, Various locations in Little India Precinct

6. Discover Art at Marina Bay

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Discover Art is an easy way to browse different artworks. The aim is to make art easily accessible to a wide audience by taking away the typical artsy barriers that one might feel when visiting art exhibitions and events. You can discover art from different artists and galleries covering different genres, like contemporary, pop and abstract. Want more info on a certain art piece? Use the ARTO app or website to find out more.

Date: January 17 to 28, 2018
Where: Civic District & Marina Bay, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596

7. Art Market at SAM

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Perfect for our shopping Aunties and girlfriends!

No one loves a good sale more than we do! Join the party at Singapore Art Museum as an art market takes over our museum courtyards! Don’t miss the opportunity to try the latest trending dishes, and get your hands on artisanal crafts and products created by a specially-curated selection of local designers, start-ups and food entrepreneurs.

What better way to wrap up the Singapore Art Week weekend than shopping and eating your heart out at SAM!

Date: January 28, 2018
Where: Bras Basah & Bugis, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

8. Taman Jurong Art Trail (Self-guided)

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Taman Jurong Art TraiTaman Jurong Art Trail was developed to share the visual art vibrancy of Taman Jurong and to showcase the visual art projects under Our Gallery At Taman Jurong organised by the Taman Jurong Community Arts & Culture Club (TJCACC), in partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC), and as part of the NAC’s Arts and Culture Nodes initiative.

The visual art projects involved Taman Jurong residents in the art-making process with an emphasis on process-based content and outcomes, fulfilling the objectives to deepen and sustain arts engagement through quality visual art projects in the community.

This self-guided Art Trail will introduce visitors to artworks created or co-created by artists and residents, which are on display across Taman Jurong neighbourhood. Download or pick up a copy of the Our Gallery At Taman Jurong Art Trail map online or Taman Jurong Community Club, and explore all 14 works anytime of the year.  (Self-guided)

Date: now until December 9, 2018
Where: Taman Jurong

9. Waterloo Street Crawl

Singapore Arts Week 2018
Tucked away in Singapore’s downtown district, Waterloo Street is where traditional charm meets modern drive, where decades of human stories lie forgotten. With Waterloo Street Crawl (WSC), Practice Tuckshop invites you to wander off the beaten path and unearth the hidden secrets of Waterloo’s eclectic inhabitants.

Waterloo Street Crawl is an exciting walking trail along key locations in Waterloo Street. Download the app to search for stories scattered across the street and immerse yourself in Waterloo’s sights, sounds and smells. Snap pictures to document your journey. Finish the trail at Practice Tuckshop and be part of the Waterloo Street Mural, an interactive art installation in Practice Tuckshop, painted by Singaporean artist Low Jia Han and TTP’s very own Teh Xiang Her.

Date: now until February 11, 2018
Where: Bras Basah & Bugis, Practice Tuckshop, 58 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953

Time to plan now and be strategic to enjoy all these free activities here at Singapore!

#SAW2018 #SGArtWeek

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About Singapore Art Week
A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. In its sixth edition in 2018, the twelve-day celebration of the visual arts will be taking place in venues across Singapore, from galleries and museums to art precincts and non-profit spaces.

Reaching out to both Singapore residents and international visitors to promote art appreciation, Singapore Art Week offers a myriad of quality art experiences which span the visual arts, from traditional to modern to contemporary practices. Audiences can look forward to art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events, public art walks, and enriching discussions on art and culture. Singapore Art Week also aims to galvanize the arts sector to launch innovative art and lifestyle concepts and events in conjunction with art events during this period.

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  1. Wow... Nice outdoor activities. Looks fun and crowded.

  2. our friends from the Republic sure know how to have a good time! Hats off to them.. i can see a whole list of activities I would like to attend myself! :D www.ccfoodtravel.com

    1. Oh please do and report back the happenings!

  3. Such a wonderful line up of events coming up in Singapore. And I hope that the current wet-spell will not interfere with all these beautiful events.

    1. I agree, I hope I could skip work and fly to Singapore for these events!

  4. I enjoy Singapore Art Week! I remember being there immersing myself in creativity, about 2 - 3 years ago. It's awesome that these are all for free, too!

  5. Those are some great and exciting outdoor activities. I'm gonna show this to my hubby for our family trip. and these lists looks really good.

  6. i saw your no. 1 and I was already interested! I love events like these, we need more of these things in Malaysia too.. I cant be driving down to SG all the time.. haha

    1. Thank you Lily! Hope you enjoy Singapore this weekend.

  7. Never know that there's so many activities we can join for free at SG! Looks so much fun and hopefully I can visit one of the attraction!


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