Get set to immerse yourself in creativity as 100 artists showcase their work in shop windows and 44 satellite events celebrate cultural pursuits.
ArtWalk, which runs through to Thursday, October 8, has a different format in 2020 to stay COVID-19 safe.
The longest footpath art gallery in businesses across the Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton town centres replaces the usual one-night street festival.
Artists, creatives, schools and community groups have teamed up with businesses to turn shop front windows into gallery spaces.
The event's core remains the same - showcasing and celebrating creativity.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council acting group manager economic and cultural development Amanda Hatton said ArtWalk was a great opportunity to provide a platform for our creative industries to share their talents with the community and visitors.
"We know the creative industries have been one of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic," she said.
"It is really fantastic for us to be able to support their recovery."
Ms Hatton encouraged people to wander at their own pace, while social distancing, to explore the creativity on offer.
Mayor Peta Pinson said ArtWalk 2020 had something for everyone.
"I think having ArtWalk over the week just gives people more opportunities at their leisure to take in the creativity we have to offer in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region," she said.
Photographer Rich Shaw described ArtWalk as an amazing event.
"It promotes all the right people and brings the community together in a great way," he said.
Artist David Brooker echoed those thoughts.
"It brings the community together and highlights artists who might not otherwise get that recognition," he said.
The program, map of the longest footpath art gallery and information about the satellite events are available on the ArtWalk website.
Cr Pinson and Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie officially declared ArtWalk 2020 open during the artists' market on Thursday, October 1 at the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum.
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