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We are committed to providing an engaging, vibrant and interactive environment through art and culture. The city encourages cultural development through;

  • public art and design to add vibrancy and enhance public space
  • community arts and culture projects
  • the support of arts programs, businesses and initiatives that provide opportunities for the artistic development in our community
  • festivals and events
  • exhibitions and workshops
  • cultural experiences

Creative Holdfast: Arts and Culture Strategy

The Arts and Culture Strategy was developed by Urban Mind and endorsed by Council in June 2019, the Strategy and Action Plan will guide the promotion, coordination, management and investment in arts and culture over the next five years 2019 - 2024.

Creative Holdfast Arts and Culture Strategy

South Australian Living Artist SALA Festival 2019

The SALA Festival is held in August each year and provides opportunities for amateur, emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks and reach audiences across South Australia in galleries, cafes, restaurants, retail shops and public spaces. In celebration of all things art why not get about and immerse yourself in art during the month of August. To find out about the fabulous local exhibitions, events and activities grab a SALA Exhibitions flyer with a list of all of our local exhibitions in Holdfast Bay at the Brighton Civic Centre, Brighton or Glenelg Libraries or one of the participating SALA venues.

Artisan on Partridge

Sunday 18 August 2019, 10am – 4pm
Partridge House, 38 Partridge Street, Glenelg

The Artisan on Partridge is a FREE Event on Sunday 18 August between 10am - 4pm at historic Partridge House at Glenelg. The event will feature an indoor exhibition from artists and sculptors, live music and entertainment, arts activities, live art demonstrations and a great selection of food and coffee vans. The magnificent gardens will also come alive with an Arts Market featuring an array of hand-crafted items, including visual art, ceramics, jewellery, sculptural works and more by a variety of South Australian Artists and Designers.

A variety of live music and entertainment by local musicians will feature throughout the day and arts activities for all ages will be on offer so you everyone can tap into their arty side in the celebration of SALA.

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