Hong Kong ArtWalk 2010 - Hong Kong's premier
charity art event - will be held on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 between
5pm to 12midnight.
ArtWalk is a charity event and a donation
is raised from ticket sales; this year is the 10th Anniversary and over
the previous years a total of HK$4 million has been distributed to Hong
Kong charities. Last year, ArtWalk 2009 saw 2,000 participants visit
65 galleries and raise a donation of HK$477,000 (and ArtWalk 2008 raised
a record HK$689,000) which benefited the Society for Community Organization
(SoCO). SoCO will again benefit from proceeds raised from ArtWalk 2010:
to be used in their pro-active community work, original social policy
research and advocacy work. See the SoCO website for further details:
Keeping its successful and enjoyable format,
ArtWalk participants purchase a ticket that allows them entry to visit
Hong Kong galleries on ArtWalk Night to view an array of artwork as
well as enjoy food sponsored by some of Hong Kong's leading restaurants
and wine hosted by each gallery.
Says ArtWalk Organiser, John Batten. "Hong
Kong's art scene is vibrant and strong and ArtWalk remains the biggest
one-night art event in town. It is a unique event that celebrates its
10th Anniversary this year. Over 65 galleries will again participate
as well as a number of 'ArtWalk Extra' art installations, video and
performance events happening around the streets of Central."
Tickets, priced at HK$430 (adults) and
$100 (tertiary students), will be available from late February 2010
from galleries situated along Hollywood Road and Wyndham Street, from
Picture This in the Prince's Building and SOHO Wines in SOHO. Latest
information about ArtWalk can be found at: www.hongkongartwalk.com (specific
details about ArtWalk 2010 will be online in mid-February 2010).
ArtWalk is organized by art critic and
former gallery owner, John Batten, and assisted by ArtWalk Co-ordinator,
Ms Mary Joyce Wong - contact details are below.
For further enquiries and interviews
about ArtWalk 2010:
Please call John Batten (English) on
or Mary Joyce Wong (Chinese) on 9815 2940 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org