ART-Town, the Chapel Street Precinct art event is back for its seventh year incorporating painters, illustrators, photographers, street artists, and sculptors. The unique live art making experience encompasses Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra and Chapel Street North, four neighbourhoods with unique identities.

The creative experience will take place over two weekends 2-3 April and 9-10 April and with a host of artists lending their talent. This year will include regional Victorian printmaker Tarli Bird with her project “Stitch Your Own Adventure”, where guest hand sew where they have come from and will go during the day on hand-printed, interactive sewing maps that come with a threaded sewing needle. Tarli’s large-scale painted geometric maps of Prahran, Windsor and South Yarra will be created on site at the Salvos Windsor store over the two weekends.

Other artists, you can expect to see and interact with are Melbourne urban projection artist Drasko Boljevic and Melbourne-based portrait and landscape artist Demian Carey-Gibbins. You can also catch the Melbourne Urban Sketchers, a global collective of artists who meet up to sketch, draw, create en-masse in urban locations throughout the world.

The artists involved will also have the chance to win the ART-Town Visual Art Award, worth $5000 with a total prize pool of $8000 up for grabs for participating artists.

The retailers that are getting behind the creative cause are:

Prahran Market
Art Boy Gallery
Fezilla Gallery
Signed and Numbered
Ladro
Fool
Windsor Annex
West Elm
Design a Space

If you’re an intrepid art lover, take the ART-Town Walking Tour, it offers the opportunity to explore clusters of creative energy spanning Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra and Chapel St North.

If you’re an intrepid art lover, take the ART-Town Walking Tour, it offers the opportunity to explore clusters of creative energy spanning Windsor, Prahran, South Yarra and Chapel St North.

The exhibition of artworks from ART-Town will be held at Chapel Off Chapel.

So the dates you need to remember:

ART-Town
Saturday 2nd April
Sunday 3rd April

Saturday 9th April
Sunday 10th April

ART-Town Exhibition
26th April- 14th May

If you want to check out the above-mentioned artists work, check them out below.

Tarli
Drasko
Demian