Created to encourage the overall engagement withing the arts between the viewer, artist and gallery. Art for Art's Sake's Walking Art Tours showcase established and commercial galleries, grassroot and artist let spaces, and a variety of studios and alternative exhibition venues. These tours are created to increase grographical knowledge of these spaces and, also, the knowledge of artists and their work.
These tours are informal and a great way to spend an afternoon getting to know other people interested in art and the people who make it happen.
Founded by Jennette Donnelly in 2012, Art for Art's Sake is dedicated to the promotion of artists and galleries and enabling them to use this platform for self promotion. The Walking Art Tours feature artists and curators/gallerists at each space to introduce the venue and exhibition, thus enabling a greater understanding of the work on show and encouraging a wider audience to absorb and participate in the creativity and knowledge available.
The Walking Tours are open to everyone of all ages and disciplines. A knowledge of, and background in art, are not necessary factors in the ability to enjoy and engage with the exhibitions on show. The tours are currently running in Dublin and Limerick, with plans to expand. Tour guides are practicing artists, curators and gallery members with a wealth of knowledge on practices, concepts and the current art scene. The Dublin Art Tour is facilitated by Jennette Donnelly, founder of Art for Art's Sake and co-founder of Avenue Road Gallery, home to Art for Art's Sake (www.avenueroadgallery.com). The Limerick Art Tour will be resuming in the near future.
Morning, afternoon and day tours are available. Each tour is different as galleries have continual exhibition turn over and more galleries and artist led spaces are becoming established. Tours can be created to facilitate different needs and interests and are open to groups as well as individuals.
Tours are free but donations are welcomed to facilitate the development of Art for Art's Sake.
For more information or to book a tour please fill in the contact form on this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Dublin Art Tour)