The Istana Art Event is an annual community outreach programme co-organised by the National Gallery Singapore and National Heritage Board, in collaboration with the President’s Office.
The event is held in conjunction with the Istana Open House to celebrate National Day. Celebrating arts and national heritage, this event invites families and children to commemorate our nation’s independence through arts and cultural activities within the Istana grounds.
Istana Art Event is anchored by the popular On-the-Spot Art Competition and Arts and Heritage Village. The On-the-Spot art competition for 2016 is based on the theme of “Building Our Singapore of Tomorrow”.
ARTS & HERITAGE VILLAGE
Time: 9am – 5pm
Take art in exciting art and craft activities presented by selected museums and institutions! Play classical games of yesteryear; engage in hands-on art activities such as making hand-held fans inspired by sea creatures or designing your own paper vintage robots; and dress up as a samsui woman or with Shakespeare-inspired props.
All activities are free!
Venue: The Istana, Orchard Road, Singapore 238823. (Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)
Entrance to Istana grounds via the Orchard Road main gate
Entry fee into the Istana Grounds: Free for Singapore citizens and PRs | $2 for non-Singaporeans
Entry fee into the Istana Main Building: $2 for Singapore citizens and PRs | $4 for non-Singaporeans
(Complimentary for all On-The-Spot Art Competition participants)
When: 30 Jul 2016, 8.30am - 6pm