The Galway International Arts Festival kicked off on Monday with an array of cool artsy happenings. But our favourite cultural events are the ones where you make stuff, of course. Don’t miss the festival’s Absolut DIY events, where the Paint, Print & Illustrate with the Professionals workshops bring art and design onto the streets of Galway, and offer eager art-lovers a chance to create alongside renowned artists.
What: Absolut DIY ILLUSTRATE with Fuchsia MacAree. Upcycling and illustration workshop
When: Thursday, July 17, 6pm
Where: The Blue Note
When: Friday, July 18, 6pm
Where: Electric Garden & Theatre
When: Saturday, July 19, 6pm
Where: O’Connell’s Bar
For a more subdued but equally inspirational experience, head to Wicklow for a masterclass in home décor and styling from interior stylist Niamh McGowan. You’ll also get advice on colour schemes, selecting furniture and accessories, and even tips on starting your own art collection – all in one day.
What: Bringing Style Into Your Home masterclass
When: Friday July 18, Saturday July 19, 11am – 4pm
Where: Wicklow Town
Price includes a tasty lunch with fizz. To book your place, firstname.lastname@example.org.