Winter Arts Festival warms up

Issued Thursday 31 May 2018

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Clear out your calendar this June, July and August as the City of Casey prepares to deliver you a suite of winter warmers!

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett launched the 2018 Winter Arts Festival at Bunjil Place on Wednesday evening and said it was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the arts in Casey.
Events will kick off throughout Casey from Friday 1 June.

“The annual Winter Arts Festival gives us the chance to appreciate our local arts community while also providing local artists and art groups great exposure and recognition,” the Mayor said.

“As our municipality continues to grow it’s vital that we provide opportunities for our community to experience and enjoy the arts close to home.

“Thankfully, we are fortunate enough to have a precinct such as Bunjil Place at our doorstep which helps to facilitate the progression of arts in Casey.”

Bunjil Place is among just one of the locations to host Winter Arts Festival events throughout the next three months, with programs and activities to be held across the municipality.

“Studio tours, concerts, art workshops, exhibitions and our extensive school holiday program are just a snapshot of the we have planned.

“Last year our participation in the festival increased by more than 300% and Council is excited to present an even bigger program for 2018,” Cr Ablett said.

Upcoming events include:

  • The current exhibition at Bunjil Place Gallery: Home of the Boyds: Harkaway and ‘The Grange’
  • Knit and Stitch: Friday 1 June, 8 June and 15 June at Bunjil Place from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Mozart and the Classical Age: Wednesday 13 June from 7.30 pm at Bunjil Place
  • Live acoustic music: Friday 15 June from 8.00 pm – 11.15 pm at the Old Cheese Factory, Berwick
  • School Holiday Fun at Bunjil Place: Wednesday 4 July – Thursday 12 July

The Winter Arts Festival will run until the end of August with all events FREE or low cost.

To find out what’s on near you, visit the Winter Arts Festival webpage.