Art at the Seaside
Art Walk Porty brightens up the public spaces and esplanade of Portobello as well as celebrating its creative community. Five artists have received awards to create temporary works around this year’s theme, EdgeLands. They will be joined in Art Houses, when over 25 of Portobello’s practising artists and makers will open their homes, studios and gardens to the public each weekend during the Art Walk (which this year will extend towards Leith), giving visitors a peek into their workspaces. Some will hold workshops and talks. Another strand of the programme, Art in Shops, will see local businesses offer space on their premises to show local art. Additional events include a Makers Market at the Dalriada pub and Walks+Talks, when ten artists will lead walks around the studios and sights. In all, around 70 artists will take part at more than 50 locations.