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How to survive Art Week

So many events, so little time. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of this art-ridden week

1

Pick up the guide

Grab the Art Week booklet, with all the shows, tours and whatnots on offer. Visit www.artweek.sg, and follow facebook.com/SGArtWeek and instagram.com/SGArtWeek to stay up to date.

2

Plan an itinerary

Art Week happens in six areas of the city: Civic District & Marina Bay; Bras Basah & Bugis; Gillman Barracks; Orchard Road & Dempsey Hill; Chinatown & Artspace@Helutrans; and Kampong Glam. So nail down your schedule early – and leave a full day each for the former two.

3

Keep the noise down

While some events have a fun fair-like atmosphere (and that’s cool if you wanna run around), galleries and museums aren’t playgrounds.

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4

Don’t ignore the local artists.

Yes, Singapore suffers from a bit of cultural cringe. But, really, the best ones are up there with the world class. 

5

Save energy for the night

Super 0 Openair is a mash of music, design, mixology and even a record shop, that goes on until the wee hours; Art after Dark transforms Gillman Barracks into a carnival of performances and food; and you can groove out to the sounds of Pushin’On and other DJs at the Aliwal Urban Art Festival.

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