It was a veritable feast for the eyes at the fourth Singapore Art Week, which ran from 16 to 24 January in 2016. With more than 100 events ranging from art fairs, gallery openings to artsy walks around Singapore, there were plenty of activities for art lovers of all ages.

Art all around you

Highlights of the Singapore Art Week include Art Stage Singapore, the region’s flagship international art fair which marked its sixth edition in 2016. With over 160 participating galleries on the fairgrounds, visitors got to see a diverse collection of contemporary art from all over the world.

More must-sees during Singapore Art Week were the solo exhibitions by local visual artists Jane Lee and Tang Da Wu, which were held respectively at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute and the National Gallery Singapore. Art enthusiasts also got to go on a sculpture tour, with the ENVISION: Sculptures @ the Garden City outdoor exhibition. It took art lovers around the Civic District, as they discovered sculptures by Asian and Singapore artists exhibited near prominent landmarks in the area.

The celebration of visual arts continued throughout Singapore, as art aficionados gallery hopped via Art in Motion, which picked out the top exhibition openings, panel discussions as well as book launches in the participating galleries. This curated list of events featured 17 venues such as art enclave Gillman Barracks and the galleries at the historic Raffles Singapore’s shopping arcade.

Visitors also ventured beyond the galleries for ARTWALK Little India. During this multidisciplinary festival, the Little India cultural precinct came alive with performances and art installations that celebrated its rich heritage.

The arty fun went on late into the night at Singapore Art Museum where they celebrated their 20thAnniversary with Late Nights at SAM as well as Aliwal Urban Arts Festival. These two outdoor parties were a colourful fiesta filled with dance performances, street art and music, complemented with plenty of kid-friendly activities for the families.

Psyched to join in this arty adventure next year? Start planning for the upcoming Singapore Art Week 2017, which will be held in mid-January. Stay tuned to see the full event line-up soon!