To get the most from an art walk in the UK, it needs to be properly arranged. First, it has to be determined which type of art the walk is going to focus on.
Common Types of Art for Art Walks
Depending on the area, the type of art that can be highlighted for this excursion could be public art or murals. In some cases, it can be graffiti. Then another option is to co-ordinate a walk that showcases various artists. The walk can take place in areas where they have their galleries or studios. Some artists can arrange to display their art in a public setting along the route of the walk at specific times.
The organizers arranging the walks do not have to be an artist themselves. It just might have the goal of providing extra activities for tourists who have an appreciation for the arts. The organizer leading the walk will find that conversation among those participating will come naturally as they will share their views and opinions of what they are seeing. The artists that are participating in displaying their works will often intermingle with the art walkers and will share their stories about their pieces.
Most organizers find that the walks become so popular that they are able to expand upon these. They can offer them more often so that more people can enjoy them. They are keeping the walking groups smaller but more frequent. Another option is to organize different walks focusing on different types of art. Plus, varying the walking distance, which gives people of all ages some choices is a good way of organizing walks.
In the beginning, some marketing tactics will be needed to get the walks known. But after a while, these should become so popular that fewer efforts need to be put into the marketing.