a Big thanks to everyone who took part in ArtWaves 2017 activities . . .

over the next few weeks we will build up a record of what happened this year, but if you've been following the social media we're sure you saw a lot of it...

Check out the artist pages to see work from the 71 artists who were selected for the exhibitions from among some really strong competition, there are 106 artworks in total.


Through the ArtWaves Open-Submission 2017
our panel of judges accepted

106 artworks   |   from 71 artists

Across many arts disciplines
These have been curated into our #ArtTrail and #RunOfTheMill exhibitions.


Check it out !

the ArtWaves Android App


Developer Alex Fanning has produced an Android App for ArtWaves, with all of the 2017 artworks, ArtTrail, Exhibitions, workshops, etc... (Sorry Apple Geeks, maybe next year!) Download it here ArtWaves Android App on Google Playstore Thanx Alex!


ArtWaves Events


all festival Dates



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ArtWaves is 4 years old this year... it is a vibrant community art festival based in Skerries, Co Dublin that developed through all of the arts activities that were part of the SoundWaves Festival. ArtWaves is quickly establishing itself as one of the up and coming art festivals in North Dublin and in conjunction with SoundWaves, has recently received funding from the Arts Council of Ireland and Fingal County Council.


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The aim of ArtWaves is to -

  • Provide a platform for artistic engagement between local artists and the community
  • Promote audience participation inclusive of multi-cultural and multi-disciplined artistic practices
  • Develop a strong artistic vision that is key to sustaining art at a local level for the community

ArtTrail 2017

ArtWaves 2017 is building upon last years highly sucessful ArtTrail in which there were 35 retail and business venues around Skerries exhibiting artworks. We expect that this year's ArtTrail will feature 50+ venues. The **ArtTrail will feature several guided tour/walks** of the artworks exhibited around the town during the ArtWaves Festival which will utilise alternative spaces such as shop windows, empty retail units, banks, show houses, restaurants and outdoor spaces where the art will be exhibited.



RunOfTheMill 2017, ArtWaves Exhibition, Skerries Mills

This exhibition has been running since the inception of SoundWaves Festival in 2004, and is also the starting point for our ArtTrail Guided Tours/Walk.