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.

ACHIEVEMENTS IN SINGAPORE ARTS STREET 2008 We, at Singapore Arts Street, believe that everyone should be given a chance to experience the Arts. Every year, our team aims to bring the Arts to the masses in the most engaging way possible. Every year, we continually re-invent this event with new art features to create an experience that is fun, free, eye-opening, interactive and hands-on, thereby drawing in people of all ages and backgrounds. Singapore Arts Street 2008 was held from 15 to 29 June 2008 over 3 weekends and attracted more than 20,000 visitors. There were 8 major art features, involving more than 300 artists and art enthusiasts featuring over 1,500 made-in-Singapore art works and performances.The event was held at 2 locations - a city location and a heartland location - giving better access to members of the public and visitors from around the world. More than 500 drawings, paintings and prints from local artists of different backgrounds were showcased. The participating artists were on-site to interact with interested visitors during the event. As the event was set in a casual environment, the public had the opportunity to interact with the artists and learn more about their creative & creation processes. Artists were also able to exchange pointers with each other. More than 1,000 pieces of various forms of handmade art and crafts were showcased in a casual art bazaar setting. Artists were creating their pieces on the spot. The public was able pick up some techniques by watching these live demonstrations and interacting with the artists.About 25 music, vocal, dance, band and street performances from diverse genres were presented. The public was also invited to learn some basic skills from the performers on the spot and be a part of the performances.More than 20 artworks were created by about 30 artists right in front of the public. From various painting medium on canvas to the creation of a 4.2 x 2.1m graffiti wall and a 1.2 x 7.2m street painting, the public can see the techniques and medium used throughout these demonstrations. The public can also interact directly with the working artists. The public was also given the opportunity to create their own mass artworks. 3 pieces of 4.2 x 2.1m artworks (2 graffiti-based and 1 pointillism-based) were created through their consolidated effort. The public was further provided with the opportunity to explore with 3 art mediums at 3 on-site "hands on" stations. Many art and craft sessions were conducted by art trainers during the event. In addition, more than 20 workshops were available for the interested visitors.
     
 
Milestones

March 2010
  • 5th iteration of Singapore Arts Street will be supported by Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board.
July 2009
  • The official opening of 4rd year Singapore Arts Street
  • Mr Matthias Yao, Mayor of South East District, graced the official opening ceremony of Singapore Arts Street 2009 @ South East as our guest-of-honor
  • Mr Chia Ngiang Hong, Justices of The Peace, PBM, Councillor of South East District and Mr Stephen Leong, PBM, Councillor of South East District graced the official opening ceremony of Singapore Arts Street 2009 @ South East.
  • Mr Goh Khon Chong, MacPherson CCC Chairmain graced the official opening ceremony of Singapore Arts Street 2009 @ South East
  • News of the event brought to UK, China and Asia-Pacific Region
  • Closed to 320 artists, art enthusiasts and volunteers participated
  • Approximately 21,000 people visited in the 2-days (average daily visitorship of 10,500)
March 2009
  • Singapore Arts Street 2009 @ South East will be co-organised with South East Community Development Council (CDC)
  • Singapore Arts Street 2009 @ South East will also be supported (in spirit or in kind) by Community ArtReach, People’s Association (PA), National Arts Council (NAC), Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC) and Marine Parade Town Council
  • 3 international brands including Yamaha Music (Asia), MacDonalds and Nippon Paints have pledged their corporate partnership supporting Singapore Arts Street 2009 @ South East
June 2008
  • The official opening of 3rd year Singapore Arts Street
  • Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport and Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, graced the official opening ceremony of Singapore Arts Street 2008 @ North East as our guest-of-honor
  • Mr Lee Suan Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of National Art Council graced the official opening ceremony of Singapore Arts Street 2008 @ North East
  • Ms Denise Yip, Chairman CCC Serangoon visited the event and left us a positive comment
  • News of the event brought to Asia-Pacific Region via 10 Media Channels including The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, XIN.sg, Channel 8, Channel U, Lush 99.5FM, Capital 95.8FM, Channel News Asia, Today and Spring
  • Publicized nation-wide via 16 Media Channels in 8-days, Appetite, Arts Beat, Clarkequay.com.sg, Islandmarketing.co.kr (Korea), lifestyle.sg, Neartsfest.com.sg, Omy.sg, Singaporehotels.com, The Finder, Time-out, VisitSingapore.com, WWW.sg (The Singapore Info Map); and featured in Sin Chew Daily and The Sun in Malaysia under Uniquely Singapore Weekends supported by Singapore Tourism Board
  • More than 36 sites from a wide spectrum of local and artist community participation in promoting and documenting the event through their community websites, personal websites and blog sites
  • More than 300 artists and art enthusiasts participated
  • Approximately 20,000 people visited in the 6-days event (average daily visitorship of about 3,300)
  • Received close 120 positive comments from different nationalities and age of participants, visitors and officials

May 2008

  • Clarke Quay as the official venue for our city tour, Singapore Arts Street 2008 @ Clarke Quay
  • Singapore Arts Street 2008 @ Clarke Quay will be supported by Singapore Tourism Board
February 2008
  • Our heartland tour, Singapore Arts Street 2008 @ North East will be co-organised by North East Community Development Council (CDC)
  • Singapore Arts Street 2008 @ North East will also be supported (in spirit or in kind) by Community ArtReach, People’s Association (PA), National Arts Council (NAC) and Aljunied Town Council

June 2007

  • The official opening of 2nd year Singapore Arts Street
  • Tanglin Shopping Centre had continued to fully sponsored the second year event
  • Internationally renowned printmaker and Cultural Medallion 2005 Recipient, Ms Chng Seok Tng graced the official opening ceremony as our guest-of-honor
  • 61 artists participated
  • Approximately 18,000 people visited in the 8-days event (average daily visitorship of about 2,250)
  • Editorial & listed in The Straits Times, Class 95FM, XIN.SG, Arts Xplosion and 7 other publications
June 2006
  • Opening of the inaugural Singapore Arts Street
  • Tanglin Shopping Centre had fully sponsored Singapore Arts Street 2006
  • 39 artists participated
  • Estimated 4,000 people visited in the 12-days event (average daily visitorship of about 350)

 
 
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