Truck along and tuck in on Tuesdays

Art, music and food: Julie McLaren, aka DJ Spin Kitty, gets her decks ready for this year's first Tuck Truck Tuesday at Alfred Deakin Place, which aims to activate Ballarat's CBD. Picture: Kate Healy

Art, music and food: Julie McLaren, aka DJ Spin Kitty, gets her decks ready for this year's first Tuck Truck Tuesday at Alfred Deakin Place, which aims to activate Ballarat's CBD. Picture: Kate Healy

Alfred Deakin Place has again become a hub of colour and fun on what is traditionally the most boring night of the week – Tuesday.

For the second year running, Tuck Truck Tuesdays has returned to coincide with the Archibald Prize exhibition in an attempt to activate the CBD on what is considered a traditionally slow night.

Each Tuesday night for the next six weeks between 5pm to 8pm, five food trucks will offer a variety of dishes alongside free musical performances.

This year, family games, a movie garden, and photography challenges have been added to the entertainment line-up. Camera in Hand Photography Challenge is a social enterprise initiative, encouraging budding artists to take photographs of local community and philanthropic groups.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat will throw open its back doors to offer covered seating for patrons, while the Containa container bar will be set up to serve drinks and food while raising funds for 2018’s Biennale of Australian Art.

For more details, visit artgalleryofballarat.com.au