ART FEST

Urban art festival comes to Dundalk this summer

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Urban art festival comes to Dundalk this summer

Dundalk Business Improvement District (BIDS) say they are “very excited” about their brand new contemporary urban arts festival which will take place in Dundalk on June 15 to June 22. 

Seek is centered around promoting visual arts in Dundalk over a five year period by commissioning established and emerging artists locally, nationally and from abroad to help promote the town culturally and artistically, repositioning the area as a vibrant hub for creativity.  

Seek 2019 will highlight the important influence art can have in the public domain, its role as a catalyst for change, helping reinvigorate and refresh some of our town centre spaces. In turn, the story behind the artwork helps with both telling Dundalk's story and connecting people to our heritage.     

In a post on LinkedIn Dundalk BIDs Town Centre Commercial Manager Martin McElligott said: “Watch in real time some of our amazing artists tell Dundalk Town’s unique story. A big thank you to our national sponsor Colourtrend paints and all our local sponsors ORH Marketing, Creative Spark, Grandson Design Studio, Thinking Cap Design, Dundalk Tidy Towns, The Hairshop Dundalk, Imperial Hotel Dundalk, Glengat House, Riva restaurant Dundalk and partners, Louth County Council." 

Join our guides to visit each site in the 2019 Seek Contemporary Urban Arts Festival - learn about the artists, the local 'historical figures' who they are representing through their work and see other sites of interest along the route. From 2 pm each day during the festival, Sunday 16 - Saturday 22 June. Meet at Dundalk Tourist office, Market Square.  

For more information see: www.facebook.com/events/2396324503922746/ and for information on the walking tours see: https://www.facebook.com/events/567848190288914/?event_time_id=567848196955580