Artastique is an art exhibition and festival, bringing together artists of the Hunter with shops and businesses in High Street Maitland.
The idea is: for 10 days in March 2019, businesses will team up with artists to display the artist’s work in shop windows for the public to view and enjoy.
*** Note: Friday 8th is installation day and Monday 18th is take down day ***
The vision for this community initiative is of an event that puts the visual arts on the map for Maitland while promoting local business.
The inspiration for this idea is a similar event held in the Dutch town Bergen.
Bergen has 29.000 citizens (Maitland has more than double) and this art event is now organised for the 25th year. In the year 2018 about 260 artists exhibited in 160 locations and this brought about 40.000 visitors to Bergen.