Artwaves Festival Moves Online for 2021
The popular ArtWaves Festival has moved to an online event for the 2021 festival. This follows the latest government lockdown announcement. The festival will now digitally host creative online activities from the 1st March and across the main festival weekend 6-7th March 2021.
Much of the original content is still in place with online bookable workshops being held throughout the festival week, commencing 1st March, from festival favourites like pastel sessions with Robert Dutton to new additions such as at home ceramics with artist Anna Whitehouse.
The primary ArtWaves elements will be streamed via Facebook, Youtube and Instagram to ensure as many people can access it as possible.
ArtWaves Open Exhibition will be held solely online alongside free artist demonstrations, interactive artist sessions and several workshops embracing street art, dance and music by Hull Beats Bus.
It’s not all virtual though. Artwaves highly anticipated Visual Art Trail, will return with 25 artist designed ceramic birds nesting across Bridlington in shop windows as a trail to explore. Similarly, artist Sian Ellis will be bringing an environmental monster trail to the south promenade as part of the ArtWaves commitment to raising awareness on environmental issues.
Available to purchase will be a specially curated creative pack with printed booklets, art resources and activities for people to get involved with from home but retaining a sense of physical involvement rather than everything being virtual.
Lauren Frost, ArtWaves Festival Director said, ‘We have been working tirelessly with our artists and friends at Bridlington Spa to ensure a safe and secure in-person event for this year. However, this is no longer viable. The online variation is not the way we wanted to deliver the event but we’re hopeful that our artists can still inspire people to get creative from home. Like many events across the country, we hope that you will support us, our artists and the arts generally during these difficult times.’
ArtWaves Festival will also have a spin-off event later this year on the 21st August 2021. Featuring, installation artists spread amongst the various Bridlington based art galleries and larger than life puppets from Hull Carnival Arts roaming the streets for a one-off day of culture and vibrancy.