May 29 - May 30
The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is set for the weekend of 29 – 30 May 2021.
From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts and a vibrant community event, centred on the hip regional town of Murwillumbah. This exciting event showcases many artists and creatives who live or work within the region, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local artists.
The COVID-19 health crisis forced the cancellation of the 2020 event only weeks before it was due to take place. The additional year has surprisingly provided opportunities to reimagine the festival. “While the town will remain the heart of the festival, featuring 50 artists showing their work in a bespoke location, the trail will now extend to include open studios, galleries and historic halls around the valley.” Event Manager Peita Gardiman said.
The festival will also include a selection of fringe events such as street art and live shows including theatre, poetry and performance in various heritage listed art deco locations throughout Murwillumbah.
It’s a prime opportunity for fans, collectors, fellow artists, or those just curious about our bustling scene to get behind-the-scenes views of creative processes, learn about new artists in the area, and take advantage of studio sales.
For participating artists, it’s a wonderful way to connect with new audiences, inspire young visitors, and share deeper significance of how and why they make what they make.