Yardworks Urban Arts Festival Returns

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Yardworks, one of Europe’s biggest events celebrating urban arts returns in SWG3 in May.

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Yardworks Festival celebrating Street Art and Graffiti. Photos credit – Michael Hunter

The Yardworks Festival, a leading showcase of contemporary urban art will return for its 5th year. This year there will be more than 100 artists and is is hoped as in other years that thousands of visitors will attend. The event will run for 3 days and will transform its outdoor space into a ‘living canvas’. The event will include murals created in realtime in the open air art gallery. With street food, drinks, workshops and activities it will be a fantastic weekend.

Coinciding with the festival is the official launch of the Yardworks Studio. This is an innovative purpose-built space which will give a home to artists, youth and community organisations. The space will be a fantastic resource to encourage creativity. The studio will add to the already widely respected growing arts programme. SWG3 is passionate and committed to creating a world-class culturally significant Street Arts District.

Activities and Workshops

With a vibrant and diverse range of artwork on show, there will be something for all ages and tastes. The Warehouse Terrace provides outdoor seating in the new garden area. Eastvale Place itself will close and will be awash with artists too. Mini Manoeuvres, the dance party for parents and children will return. With activities in the Galvanisers, creative workshops in the new Yardworks Studio and a special closing party, SWG3 have pulled out all the stops.

Gary Mackay, SWG3 Studio Director and Co-Founder of Yardworks, said
“We’re thrilled to be bringing the festival back in 2023 with another cutting-edge  programme that will be sure to delight and entertain audiences of all ages. Yardworks has developed into a world-class event that presents an abundance of local and international talent, and is widely regarded as an unmissable weekend for anyone who is a fan of street art, creativity and culture.

Yardworks at SWG3 will run from Fri 5th May – Sun 7th May

For more information on Yardworks urban arts festival, visit the SWG3 website –
Yardworks Festival
Instagram – @yardworksglasgow

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