Out in the Open Open Book

Public Art Walk in Livingston


The story of public art in West Lothian has been brought to life with a new publication that illustrates the development of public art and West Lothian in the modern age.

The new book entitled ‘Out in the Open’, showcases a selection of 58 artworks across the county and also provides an insight into the history and identity of each artwork and its local area. 

Chair of Visit West Lothian James Bailey said: “Many people might not be aware of the wealth of public art that West Lothian has and this exciting guide will help showcase and encourage people to visit the artworks across the county. West Lothian boasts a wide range of public arts and newly refurbished creative venues, which attract visitors from far and wide. In recent years we have seen the transformation of the Linlithgow Burgh Halls into a leading art gallery attracting world renowned artists. There has also been major refurbishment of Howden Park Centre in Livingston and the Regal Community Theatre in Bathgate.”

This fully illustrated book demonstrates how access to the arts can enhance people’s well-being through improving their experience of the built and natural environment, while creating opportunities to access and share their heritage through the arts.

The initial publication will take two forms; a downloadable e-version and a limited edition printed hard back book – available to purchase in 2013 at various outlets including; Howden Park Centre, Linlithgow Burgh Halls and the National Galleries of Scotland shop.

To download your own version of the guide, click here:

Or visit one of the many sites where you will be able to purchase a hard back copy.

In addition to the book they have also created a shorter itinerary around Livingston, which takes you around 10 important public artworks around town.

This short little walk can easily be incorporated in a shopping spree or a coffee break, so why not download the e-version and take it with you, you never know when you’ll be able to enjoy a nice walk in the sun!

To download you own “Public Art Walk around Livingston” leaflet, click here


Written by Visit West Lothian at 11:35

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