What is Art Night?

Art Night is a free contemporary art festival, taking place over one night, once a year, in a different area of London. The festival presents 12 main artists’ commissions in is Curated Programme. Alongside the Curated Programme, Art Night Open offers local galleries, artists, curators and London-based organisations the opportunity to take part in the festival and present their own projects (40 projects and events).

Art Night is a registered charity no. 1164449 under the name ArtCity Nights.

Where is Art Night taking place?

Art Night takes place across multiple locations, in Walthamstow, and in King’s Cross. Please refer to the map for exact locations of all sites.

Where is Art Night taking place?

Art Night takes place on the night of Saturday 22 June 2019, beginning at 5pm in King’s Cross and 7pm in Walthamstow, and running throughout the night. Non-performative works and projects which can remain in situ for a longer period of time will be shown as part of the Sunday trail on 23 June 2019, 12pm-4pm. Please check the full Sunday Trail Programme.

Is the festival suitable for children and families?
Yes, this event is suitable for families and individuals of all ages.

If you’re coming to Art Night with children, please note that the film shown on Town Square as part of Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan’s commission will be screened from 9pm and is rated 12A. Art Night staff will be at all locations if you have any questions.

Do I need a ticket to enter?
The event is free to attend and you do not need a ticket, just turn up. Some Art Night Open events may require advance booking, check project page details for further details.

Will I have to queue?
There might be queues for entry during peak times (7pm–10pm), at some smaller venues (COS, Mirth, Marvel & Maud, Empire Cinema). Art Night Guides in King’s Cross and Legends of the Forest in Walthamstow will be on hand across the trail throughout the night and can advise on waiting times — there will always be several other events or exhibitions to visit nearby.

Can I take my bag with me?
Large bags are not permitted in any venues, and there are no cloakroom facilities available on the trail. Please avoid bringing large items with you.

Can I take photos?
Yes. Photography without flash is allowed in the exhibitions/projects.

Can I take food and drink with me?
No, visitors are not allowed to eat or drink in venues. Bringing alcohol into venues is strictly prohibited, and bag searches will be in operation. Several venues have bars and restaurants on site or nearby which will be open until late.

Can I bring my dog to the exhibition?
Assistance dogs are welcome in all venues.

Where can I report or collect lost and found items?
Please report lost items to any Venue or Security staff. Any found items will be returned to the Art Night Office after the event for collection, email hello@artnight.london for more information.

Art Night takes place across urban areas, so please respect our neighbours by arriving and leaving quietly and not dropping litter.

All venues have step free access. If you would like more information on access facilities for visitors please email hello@artnight.london.

Most performances will be filmed or photographed.
By participating, you consent to your likeness being used in any video, photography or audio materials of the event and waive the rights to the usage of these materials. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any concerns.

I am a local resident, how do I contact Art Night?
Please log any comments or concerns on the evening of the event on www.walthamforest.gov.uk or call us on 0208 496 3000. Your feedback will be logged and passed on to the relevant team who will be in touch with you directly.

I want to volunteer at this event. Can I get involved?
Yes! You can sign up to our volunteer programme and become a Legend of the Forest here.