An all-night festival of art in extraordinary spaces.
London’s largest, free contemporary art festival is coming to the borough of Waltham Forest in 2019.
Each year, Art Night focuses on a different area of London, working with its distinct identity, culture and architecture. In 2019, it’s our turn.
Explore the distinct identity, culture and architecture of Waltham Forest as Art Night celebrates the area's rich market culture through a series of new commissions along and around Walthamstow High Street – Europe’s longest outdoor market – and other local landmarks.
Art Night will bring the market to life out of hours, collaborating with various organisations from the borough to create lasting, shared memories among residents and visitors alike. For Art Night 2019 a curated programme of artists will create new artworks inspired by the borough and the communities that call Waltham Forest home. Highlights of the curated programme include Barbara Kruger, who will be presenting her first large-scale outdoor commission in 15 years in the UK, in Walthamstow’s Town Square - questioning consumerism, individual autonomy, desire and power.
See the full curated programme
Art Night Open is the festival’s programme of independently curated projects selected through an annual Open Call and runs alongside the curated programme.
Over 40 artistic projects and site-specific interventions will be presented in this year’s Art Night Open programme including multimedia installations, film screenings and live performances, karaoke, a gong sound bath, a laughter yoga workshop and the art world's first ever football cup.
See the full Art Night Open programme