Step into the Arts Street and be overwhelmed by the variety of activities surrounding you; each with their own uniqueness, each with their own lure. Year to year, expect to see the ever-growing art wall, filled with intricate pieces by our home-grown artists. Last year, it reached a record length of 60m. Love what you see? Own it! Most works are indeed for sale.

Feel the beat of street buskers as they intrigue you with funky acts from musical performances, juggling, stand-up comedy to balloon modelling, dancing, miming and living statue showcases. Want a little hands-on action? Explore the numerous art booths offering creative handicrafts, live painting sessions and even engaging workshops for the little ones!

Expect the unexpected each year as we bring in featured artists from around the world! In 2007, you would have experienced the fascinating Italian street painting and the pop culture inspired Graffiti sketching right before your eyes.

Unlike your regular snotty art events, the Art Street's casual setting lets you interact freely with the artists, so you can ask them anything from their inspirations to their brushes and paint!

The inaugural Singapore Arts Street was held outside Tanglin Shopping Centre in mid-2006. Intended to bring various forms of art into the lives of ordinary people through active awareness building, the SAS provides free exhibiting and performing space for artists and performers to showcase their inspirational works and performances on the street. 39 artists participated in SAS 2006 through exhibitions, performances, demonstrations and art workshops, among other activities.

We were greatly encouraged by the positive feedback we received from the visitors to Singapore Arts Street 2006. Following the successful conclusion of the Singapore Arts Street 2006 and driven by our own vision and passion, we began to engage the National Arts Council (NAC) with the intent to grow this unique event further, through government support.

Our second event, Singapore Arts Street 2007, was graced by several representatives from NAC. NAC Outreach found our event to have great potential and recommended us to the various CDCs, thus opening the channel for our event to be brought closer to the heartland community. For Singapore Arts Street 2007, the number of participating artists grew to 61, while the number of visitors grew to 18,000.

Singapore Arts Street 2008 marks a new milestone for us, as we will be co-organising Singapore Arts Street @ North East with a CDC for the first time. Our event in Hougang will also be supported (in spirit or in kind) by Community ArtReach, People’s Association, National Arts Council and Aljunied Town Council.

RECEPTION BY VISITORS Last, but certainly most importantly, Singapore Arts Street 2008 received close 120 positive comments from participants, visitors and officials of different nationalities and ages. The following is a small selection of four quotes, "The purpose of bringing Singapore Arts Street to the heartlands was “two-fold”. It would expose residents to various forms of art without them having to go to the city, and also provide a “very good platform” for local artists to show their talents to more people." - Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Senior Minister of State for Finance & Transport and MP for Aljunied GRC, Source: Today, 23 June 2008 "Thank you for bringing the Arts into the heartland... You have touched hearts and inspired minds. Keep it up!"- Denise Yip, Chairman CCC Serangoon. "I'm so proud of Singapore. Singapore has many wonderful artists. The drawing is amazing!” - Simone Ong, 7-years old. "My only regret is that I've not participated in the Arts Street until this year... So many diverse artists and so many interesting souls in Singapore... Who can call us a cultural desert now?!” - Elfie Sam
     
 
Guest book

The following is a small selection of quotes,

  Year 2009  
     
  " 今年东南社区发展理事会非常高兴能与<<新加坡艺术街>>携手合作,在支持本地艺术家的同时,也把一连串不同种类及清新的艺术活动带入社区。 艺术爱好者将能在邻里观赏到充满活力的艺术活动,而其他国人也有机会进一步培养及认识艺术。我相信艺术不只能促进社区的凝聚力,也能让国人在低迷的环境下, 得到更大的成就感。我希望该活动能在未来几年内在社区里树立现代文化的传统。" - 姚智先生, 新加坡东南区市长。来源:联合早报,7月9日2009。
"South East Community Development Council is pleased to partner Singapore Arts Street to bring a refreshing mix of art forms to the community and support our local artists at the same time. Art enthusiasts will be delighted to see the vibrant art displays right in the heart of our neighbourhood, while the uninitiated will be taken by its borderless appeal and have the opportunity to cultivate a deeper appreciation of the arts. Indeed, I truly believe that art inspires and bonds our community and allows a greater sense of fulfilment especially in difficult times like now. I hope that this event will establish a modern cultural tradition in our community for many years to come." (Translation) - Mr Matthias Yao, Mayor of South East District, Singapore. Source: Lianhe Zaobao, 9 July 2009

"Awesome art pieces! I LOVE IT seriously! Good Job! " - Steven Zen

"It's Great! Good Work! It's not just arts for arts sake but arts with a heart! There's Yellow Ribbon project & other organisation blending in. Good! Keep it up. Get Creative! " - Gloria Tio-Duun

"Excellent works!! Keep remain in cultures, customs & human values. " - Wills

"Very good mix. Feels like I'm in Fremantle Markets! Keep it up! " - Lief

"This event made me rethink of the purpose of artmaking" - anonymous Singaporean

"Yo! You guys Rocks! " - J. Oliverio

"Super & Wonderful! " - Mark Ros

"It Rox! Learn to appreciate ART! " - Emily

"Interesting & Meaningful " - Jamone

"Totally Awesome!!! " - Mervin

"It Rox! Learn to appreciate ART! " - Emily

"Art and us is like a beautiful flower and its soft petals. Thank you for bringing that essence to us in this Arts Fes.! " - LT, Angele Yeo, Evelyn Yeo & Ariel Yeo from PLMGS (Pri)

"We are glad to be back! It's getting bigger & better! A great showcase of our local talents, with great support from the sponsors." - Pauline Goh

"I want to thank you for organising the Singapore Arts Street so that the local designers and artists have a place to showcase their talents. I also want to thank you for the effort you put in getting sponsorship. Hence we did not have to pay rent for the booths and what ever money we made could go to fund our art. A big thank you!! " - Tyan

"Everytime me and the group gets together we always mention about you (Juan) and how fun those days at Tanglin were and how you opened the doors for us to the public and gave us confidence and for that we really appreciate you." - Dicky Hamid


 
     
  Year 2008  
     
 

"The purpose of bringing Singapore Arts Street to the heartlands was “two-fold”. It would expose residents to various forms of art without them having to go to the city, and also provide a “very good platform” for local artists to show their talents to more people."
- Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport and MP for Aljunied GRC. Source: Today, 23 June 2008.


"Thank you for bringing the Arts into the heartland... You have touched hearts and inspired minds. Keep it up!" - Denise Yip, Chairman CCC Serangoon

"I'm so proud of Singapore. Singapore has many wonderful artists. The drawings are amazing! " - Simone Ong, 7-years old

"My only regret is that I've not participated in the Arts Street until this year... So many diverse artists and so many interesting souls in Singapore... Who can call us a cultural desert now?! " - Elfie Sam

"A very meaningful event generating effect to stimulus one desire to learn to acquire something in life." - Allan Hui

"Well done. A much appreciated initiative. Some good stuff here! " - Qi Can Fung

"It give good relationship between people from different countries. Marvelous, good, keep it up." - Anthony, India

"Very good project. Keep it up! " - Yeh, Toa Payoh

"Please keep this going. Great for both artists and public." - R Tan

"I love it!!! " - Kenneth Neo, Hougang

"Great performance! Absolutely have to do it again! " - Matashiki

"We love here." - Aking & Amanda

"Excellent!!! " - A. Monde, South Africa

" 영원히. Timeless (Translation) " - 할해요

"Thanks! All the artworks are great! " - Yeuy

"Great event! Interesting + colourful. Very inspiring." - the Look family, Australia

"A HOT EVENT (in both meaning)! " - Inez To, Singapore

"I hope I can sell my drawings here one day! " - Jiena, a little girl

"It was very fun. I want it again! " - Rasyidah, Coral Primary School

"Wonderful event! It's fun performing here. I have a wonderful time here. All arts are very creative! I'm looking forward for the next Arts Street. " - Shyazanne, Kids Performing

"Thanks for the wonderful event, I had a great time, and I have learned so much. There's so many wonderful talented Artists with creative mind/ soul. I will be looking forward to the next event." - Reenu

"Good job... Looking forward to next year event." - Fin

"Great stuff!." - Alryen, Kuala Lumpur

"A great event in Singapore! Enjoyed!!! WELL DONE Juan!." - Nel, 14-06-2008

"Should have more of this events for local talents!" - Kae, Que, Ayu and Jin

"Singapore Arts Street 2008 is very well organised. It gives excellent opportunities for artists to mingle with each other and for the public to get a feel of the various form of arts." - Theresa Lein & Pauline Goh


 

  Year 2006 & 2007  
     
 

" 喜见艺术走入民间,艺术普及生活,更多人参与。希望能搞得更大,成为一个本地特有的艺术活动。祝艺术花开。"
- 汝能 2007.6.9
“I’m glad to see many artists participating this event to create awareness of art. I’m hoping to see the event growing bigger each year and become an unique art scene of Singapore. Let arts bloom.” (Translation) - Tung Yue Nang, Renowned Local Artist

“I WANT MORE!!” (with his 2 red hands print) - Chayton, a little boy with his family

“Great Idea! Singapore should have more events like this” - A Singaporean with her family

" 希望能经常看到你们!" - 张
“Hope to see you more often!” (Translation) - Ms Zhang, Taiwanese expatriate

“I am from India. I like to paint.” - Devira, a little girl from Indian expatriate family

“Great exhibit...” - Mr Despierre, A business traveler from India

“Very fun & interactive. Should get more publicity!!” - Sarah, Australian expatriate

“London Affordable Arts event help young artists to learn to operate their own art business, great to see such opportunity is available in Singapore” - Singaporean, Art buyer

“Really great to be here once again... All thanks to Juan Wong & Christopher Tong for making this annual event a success. We need more support from Local Sponsors!” - Dicky R, year 2006 participating visual artist

“A truly wonderful event for talent & artist to showcase their artwork!” - Alan Extreme, Street Performers

"Here's to more Arts Street! Bring a better each year! Keep it Alwi Yeah" - Alex, the Tapper

“This is the way to exposure Arts and Artiste. Will be great with support and funding for local arts & artiste to show cast. Then only we can see Singaporean performing with international artiste & events. For now tats how it goes. Cheers Bravo to all local talents who put a brave heart to promote our arts. ” - Fakrudin B. J., Street Performers


 


 
 
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