photo of Bernadette Alibrando, director of walk to art

About walk-to-art

walk-to-art boutique tours encompass so much more than art – they're a complete cultural experience featuring art, food and adventure.

walk-to-art tours are hosted by Bernadette Alibrando. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Melbourne, she is an experienced visual arts professional that has worked in galleries and art fairs around the globe, and accumulated extensive knowledge of both the commercial and independent art scenes. These boutique tours include Bernadette's great loves – art, walking, food and wine!

In 2006, Bernadette was living and working in New York City. As she pounded the pavements from Brooklyn to Chelsea, to her job at Silverstein Photography Gallery, Bernadette saw an opportunity to create a different style of cultural tour, making art accessible and fun for everyone. walk-to-art was born!

walk-to-art launched with tours of New York City, exploring the cultural life of Brooklyn, Long Island City and Manhattan. After Bernadette returned to Australia, she established walk-to-art in her hometown, Naarm / Melbourne. Tours to the Venice Biennale, the most important and prestigious event on the arts calendar, was added to the mix, with other customised tours to iconic art destinations taking place throughout Australia and the world.

A typical tour includes visits to galleries, artist-run spaces and artists' studios for a "behind the scenes" glimpse of their creative practice.

Bernadette shares her knowledge in a way that is personable and intimate, creating unique memorable experiences.

Choose your boutique tour


Discover the city's unique art scene and community on Saturdays or on request



Be inspired by the mystical Seto Inland Sea islands, where history, nature and art intertwine (next tour: 2024)



Explore the most important and prestigious event on the international arts calendar (next tour: 2024)


New York

Immerse yourself in the exciting cultural life of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City (next tour: 2025)

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