Soak up some rustic regional culture at the tail of winter this August and plan a visit to the Sapphire Coast for Art Month.
Held over the entire month of August across the Bega Valley Shire, this festival unites and showcases the region’s diverse artistic talent, as they tempt you to events and happenings that will have your spirit dancing.
Visit an artist’s studio next to a beach, take a dance class in an historic hall, or catch a gig in a church in a paddock after you snap up some handmade ceramics.
But that’s not all: previous years’ events have also included film nights, cabaret and theatre performances, walking tours, and poetry and comedy nights.
While you’re visiting the region, be sure to discover one of the boutique bistros, pubs with views to die for and cosy cottages to enjoy with a local wine or a designer distillery treat.
Kicking off the festival is Motel Art Fair, an art exhibition with a twist, on Friday July 30 and Saturday July 31.
Nineteen local artists will claim a room each in a retro seaside motel to present their latest works for sale. Launching with a VIP preview on the Friday night and running all day Saturday, come along and grab a bite to eat from a local food truck, grab an artwork for your collection and tune into the sounds of local musical talents.
So, what say you? Take a trip to the Sapphire Coast this August, explore from the sea to the hills, the bush to the beach, and be wined, dined, warmed up and wowed by the many artistic talents on offer.
For further information on the festival, jump over to www.artmonthsapphirecoast.com.au where the full program will be announced at the end of June.