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SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival 2021


From: Saturday, 31 July 2021 To: Saturday, 7 August 2021


Town Centre Dundalk Louth

SEEK Urban Arts Festival makes a colourful return to Dundalk from July 31st – August 7th with some of the world’s best outdoor muralists & urban artists arriving into town.

The festival kicks off with three of our five head lining artists Friz, Basik and Omin, who are tasked with some of our most ambitious murals to date! Friz will take on Francis Leopold-McClintock better known as The Artic Fox; Basik will explore the theme of Saint Oliver Plunkett; and Omin will celebrate our rich railway and manufacturing heritage with a mural inspired by blueprints of locomotives built by the Great Northern Railway works.

Fringe Festival events

Fringe events include the exciting new ‘HIDE’ exhibition in Bridge Street Studios, spray painting and cyanotype creative workshops at Market Square for children and teens, as well as a giant Block Puzzle created by AAEX members. We also have Louth Craftmark outdoor ‘Summer Fair’ at St. Nicholas Plaza, and of course the hugely popular walking tours.

Walking Tours | The tours take you on a guided walk through the artworks created in Dundalk as part of SEEK 2021, it will also feature the amazing murals from previous festivals. Learn about the artists, their techniques, and discover the history and stories behind the pieces they are creating.  Click here to book Creative Workshops & Walking Tours

Pop Up Printing | be sure to keep an eye out for the Creative Sparks brand new ‘Printcycle’ around Dundalk Town Centre during the festival.  They have transformed a bicycle into a portable printing press. Anyone who meets the bicycle around the town can create their very own free screen print!

‘strEAT‘ Tours | ‘strEAT tours’ take you on a guided walk through the artworks created in Dundalk Town Centre as part of SEEK 2021, the tours will also feature some of the incredible murals from years gone by. This year the festival is excited to announce that they have teamed up with amazing local restaurants, The Spotted Dog, The Townhouse and The Market Bar to create some mini gourmet tasting experiences - strEAT tour is a treat for all the senses! (SOLD OUT)

There's More to Come!

The festival will be extended through to October this year as we welcome Australian artist Smug in September, and our fifth artist, Tellas from Sardinia, in October. This adjustment is necessary due to Covid 19 international travel restrictions, but as always ‘The Show Must Go On!’

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