Ireland’s Only Street Art Hotel Seeks Emerging Artists In Dublin

By Robert McHugh
Ireland’s Only Street Art Hotel Seeks Emerging Artists In Dublin

The Hendrick hotel, in Smithfield, Dublin, is launching an initiative to champion local and emerging artists in the city.

The initiative grants free access to the ground-floor lobby and courtyard, providing a platform for artists to showcase their work and connect with the community.

‘Platform For Artists’

“Since opening in 2019, the Hendrick has been a proud member of the vibrant Smithfield and Stoneybatter community,” says Alan Rooney, general manager.

“We’re thrilled to launch this initiative and provide a platform for artists of all disciplines.”


The Hendrick is actively seeking artists of all backgrounds and disciplines to participate in the initiative. Poets, musicians, writers, actors, and anyone passionate about sharing his/her/their work with the community are encouraged to get in contact.


Upcoming events include local musicians such as Tony Floyd Kenna (Thursday 2 May), Coastline Grass Club and guests (Thursday 16 May) and Allsortz (Friday 24 May), as well as Movhers (Thursday 9 May), plus many more to follow.

Since its January roll-out, the initiative has seen a diverse range of events, including art exhibitions, comic book launches, poetry nights, musical performances, and a blockbuster variety show – Celebrating Green in Dark Times – which featured 13 local musicians and poets in aid of climate action.

‘Exciting New Talent’

“Our goal is to establish the Hendrick Dublin – Smithfield as a hub for local art,” says Orla Devlin, marketing manager.

“We envision a space where the local community and guests can discover exciting new talent and artists can present their work to an audience.”