About the event
Walking the Wood 2019 is the newest and most vibrant Arts & Culture Festival to emerge from the creative epicentre of City of Yarra.
With the burgeoning of galleries, cafes, bars , Circus Oz and the Melba Spiegeltent and Collingwood Arts precinct (CAP) in this lower Johnston Street, Collingwood locale, Walking the Wood aims to celebrate, showcase and share in its extensive offering to visitors near and far. Walking the Wood will cement Collingwood’s presence in Melbourne’s arts and cultural landscape.
On Friday 22nd November 6pm-9pm, the Melba Spiegeltent will be open to the public, showcasing 16 of Melbourne’s most vibrant creators and makers with a variety of offerings from screen printed t’shirts to ceramic wares and textiles. The Melba bar will be open serving drinks to thirsty punters throughout the night. The Melba Artists Market will also be open during the day on Saturday 23rd November from 11am -5pm.
On Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 11am Walking the Wood hosts a ticketed guided street art tour by Melbourne Street Tours of Collingwood’s dynamic street art and graffiti covered lane-ways. You will hear first-hand about who the artists are, the current influences and social issues, technical aspects involved in spray painting, stencil art and paste-ups, and the significant role street artists have played in making Melbourne one of the most important destinations worldwide for street art. Fittingly your tour finishes at the World Heritage listed Keith Haring mural on Johnston Street.
Melbourne Street Art Tours are the first and only street art tours in Australia run by street artists.
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019, 11am - 5pm
The Melba Spiegeltent
35 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066
This event is for all ages