walk to art was conceived in 2006, in New York, as Bernadette Alibrando pounded the pavements from Brooklyn to Chelsea, while on the way to work at Silverstein Photography gallery.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in Photography) from the Victorian College of the Arts (part of The University of Melbourne), Bernadette has an astute eye.
For 3 years Bernadette held one of only 6 positions on the Advisory Committee of Art Beat – the young members' program at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne. Before leaving for New York, Bernadette was an art consultant with a large, Melbourne-based commercial gallery group.
walk to art encompasses all her great loves: art, walking, food and wine!
walk to art New York and Venice – Bernadette returned to New York in 2008, this time with a group of art lovers, taking them behind the scenes of the city's remarkable art community.
It was the beginning of walk to art New York, which explored the cultural life of Brooklyn, Long Island City and Manhattan, every year until 2013. Bernadette shared remarkable moments of these tours on the walk to art blog and participants left their impressions in the testimonials section.
In 2011 and 2013, she decided to take art lovers to another special destination: Venice. The reason? Italy's La Biennale di Venezia, not only the most important and prestigious event on the international arts calendar, but also the oldest and largest established biennale in the world.
walk to art Venice had an irresistible recipe: afternoons of art (covering the Giardini, Arsenale, pavilions and various locations hidden in opulent Venetian buildings), wine and gourmet treats. Read all about it (2005 details to be announced) on the walk to art blog.
Meet the Makers – In 2006, also in NYC, Bernadette discovered TOAST. TOAST is a non-profit, artist-run corporation whose purpose is to support and promote the working artist of TriBeCa with innovative events designed to engage the public in an ongoing dialogue about the production, promotion and preservation of the arts.
A few years later she decided to bring a small version of TOAST to Fitzroy and Collingwood, and Meet the Makers was born, with its first edition in 2013. Meet the Makers 2014 welcomed another group of art lovers this March.
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