PAssionArts Festival: Turning Heartlands Into Art-Lands

PAssionArts Festival: Turning Heartlands To Art-Lands
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PAssionArts Festival returns from July to September 2023 with the theme Blossom of Colours. This year’s festival will see more than 60 art villages across Singapore. 

PAssionArts Festival 2023: From 2 July Till September

PAssionArts Festival 2023: From 2 July Till September

The PAssionArts Festival will kick off on Sunday, 2 July 2023, at Cheng San-Seletar Community Arts & Culture Club (CACC). 

One of the highlights at the Cheng San-Seletar CACC’s Art Village is the Buttons UP art display. This consists of individual works incorporating buttons of varying sizes and colours.

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Another highlight is the creative use of recyclable materials such as paper towel core car and plastic bottle bunny bank to create art pieces that embodied the community’s sustainability efforts.

There will also be art activities like decoupage on wood ply, mixed media painting and bamboo basket winnowing taking place at the Cheng San Community Club from 5 pm to 8 pm, 2 July. 

Another neighbourhood where the PAssionArts Festival will be held this Sunday, 2 July, 9 am to 12 pm, is at Clementi West Street 2. Activities that residents can look forward to include wall mural painting and community performances including a choir performance by Nan Hua High School.  

Other Highlights of PAssionArts Festival

Bukit Batok East Facade Art
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Art, technology, and community spirit converge at Bukit Batok East CACC’s Art Village, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 22 July.

One of the fascinating attractions of this Art Village is the Tape Art Installation.

This two metre by six metre canvas art installation is adorned with a radiant spectrum of colourful duct tape, skilfully intertwining with a mosaic of memories.

The Tape Art Installation is co-created by residents, volunteers and a local community artist to capture the memories of yesteryear and is set to break a new record in the Singapore Book of Records for the largest tape art.

On the other side of the island, the Tampines North CACC’s Festival Village, taking place on Saturday, 26 August, will feature residents’ repurposing of plastic bottles in tree art installations illuminated by bright LED lights.

Complementing the tree installations will be art booths by students from Temasek Polytechnic, part the entire community’s efforts to celebrate the arts.

Ms Tan Swee Leng, Director of the Arts & Culture Division at the People’s Association said, “PAssionArts Festival brings residents of all ages and backgrounds together, fostering connections and forging lasting bonds through an inclusive community art experience. The Festival also provides residents with opportunities to unleash their imagination and contribute to a collective artistic expression.”

She added, “This year, we continue our collaboration with the community partners, including schools, to present fresh, innovative, and interesting art experiences that reflect the diverse talents and perspectives within our community. This in turn creates an engaging festival for all to enjoy.”

Details on the PAssionArts Festival 2023 activities, including pre-festival workshops, will be progressively updated on the festival’s Facebook and Instagram pages over the next three months.

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