With the weather being as gloriously chilly as it is now, some of us opt to venture out and have a non-humid outing (for once 😛) instead of staying at home and chilling in bed. With the new year, comes new and exciting events to kick-start 2018; and hipster arts events are all in the rage now. Here’s 4 awesome January events happening in Singapore that you don’t want to miss!

1. Light To Night Festival: Colour Sensations

The yearly urban art event brings visitors on a colourful journey across Singapore’s civic district by transforming major cultural institutions into stunning showpieces. Find a corner and make yourself cosy on the picnic ground situated at The Padang and bask in awe at the multimedia projection show proudly displayed across the National Gallery building.

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If you’re feeling peckish, grab a light bike at the nearby Festival Food Street or bring along a picnic basket with all your favourite snacks. Don’t forget to check out the other amazing kaleidoscopic art installations scattered across 7 different zones – from the National Gallery to Esplanade Park! Check out the full list of programmes here.

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Venue: Civic District
Date: 19-28 Jan 2018

2. Art After Dark

Groove alongside live music and treat your eyes to a myriad of visual arts as you take in thought-provoking contemporary pieces curated by local artists. Spend your Friday night with your pals at Gillman Barracks’ from 7pm onwards for a different kind of night life 😎

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Don’t miss out on viewing the new exhibitions, catch live local acts and attend impressive theatrical performances that’ll turn anyone into an arts enthusiast!

Venue: Gillman Barracks
Date: 26 Jan 2018
Time: 7-11pm

3. 35MM Art Market

The brainchild of The Local People, in collaboration with the Singapore Art Musuem, comes the biggest art market to date –  the 35MM Art Market! With over 120 indie booths selling all kinds of trinkets, from curry puff pillows, punny handmade cards to cat themed decorations, you’ll be spending quite a bit of time browsing.

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Take a break and enjoy music performances by local acts or catch a movie screening of films created by the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition 2017 finalists.

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Venue: Singapore Art Museum & SAM At 8Q
Date: 28 Jan 2018
Time: 11am-7pm


This year’s art walk, titled Urban Mythology takes places in Little India and features quirky murals, public art installations and puppetry-making. Discover long-lost myths that pepper the streets of Little India and watch them come alive with art!

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Be wowed by the art pieces by local artists like ZERO, Izzad Radzali Shah and SOBANDWINE. Or, sit back for a movie directed by well-known filmmaker, K. Rajagopal if movies are more of your thing 😉

Venue: Singapore Art Museum & SAM At 8Q
Date: 18 – 27 Jan 2018
Time: 6pm – 9pm (Thursday-Saturday)
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BONUS: Glowbeat

Though not taking place in January, this up and coming lifestyle and music festival is something worthy of your interest! From live performances, fun carnival games to diving headfirst into an illuminated ball pit, you’ll have another reason to spend the entire day at *SCAPE. The best part? Admission is FREE! 🤗

Venue: *SCAPE Playspace
Date: 9 – 11 Feb 2018
Time: 11am-11pm

With such a wide variety of exciting events happening this month alone, you don’t have to rack your brains for something fun to do with your friends or loved ones. Which event will you be going to first? Comment below!

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