The jewel in the City of Casey’s art calendar is back.
After a brief interlude last year, the Winter Arts Festival is returning, as spectacular as ever. From 18 June until 22 July, the festival will showcase performances, events, workshops, film screenings, digital stories and exhibitions.
Celebrating its nineteenth year, the festival, which is created by the community for the community, has come to embody the community’s passion for the arts and the vibrant culture that is the City of Casey.
While encouraging arts participation, community pride, as well as social, cultural and environmental awareness, the festival also includes a range of FREE or low-cost school holiday options to keep children’s imaginations active during the winter holidays.
After the festival was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM is encouraging everyone to get involved in this year’s festival as the arts community recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Council recognises that the arts sector is one of the many industries heavily impacted by the pandemic and this festival provides us with a fantastic opportunity to not only support and celebrate our local arts community, but also provide local artists and art groups great exposure and recognition,” Ms Duff said.
A launch party will unveil a centrepiece of the festival, a giant replica of the Earth’s Moon by artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven meters in diameter, the dazzling giant sphere will be in Bunjil Place Plaza from Friday 25 June until Sunday 4 July.
Artists across Casey will be taking part in exhibitions and have viewings in their studio spaces during the Winter Arts Festival, there will be FREE and ticketed events, and activities running at venues and spaces, as well as online.
Drop in to one of the Casey Art Spaces for FREE and see what’s new or meet and greet an artist to learn about their practice.
View the full festival program on the Casey Arts website page.