The annual Dunsborough Arts Festival hits its 20th Anniversary on the Labour Day long weekend of Friday 28 Feb to Monday 2 March . The 2020 guide is available here.
Starting from a small half day event in 2001 it has grown into a huge celebration of arts and culture. There will be local music at the evening concerts on Saturday and Sunday, Dunsborough X Factor youth talent show and an art market on Sunday, circus, drumming and bellydancing workshops and artwork by the Dunsborough Art Society and much more across the weekend!
For the first time there will be celebratory fireworks on the foreshore on Sunday, presented by philanthropist Dianne Laurance, to celebrate this significant anniversary! For more information on the fireworks and Sunday night’s events, click here.
Also there is the DPA’s Sculpture by the Bay which started in 2010. You can meander the foreshore and Seymour Park for the outdoor exhibition or stroll to the Christian Fletcher Gallery for the Small Sculptures Exhibition, now in its second year. Don’t forget that you can even buy the sculptures if one takes your fancy and vote for your favourite.
This weekend is coordinated by a huge team of volunteers from the Dunsborough Progress Association, with the objective of bringing people together to celebrate and promote the substantial local art that abounds in the region – and all for free thanks to the funding from the City’s Community Event Program and Lotterywest, Dianne Laurance and the sales from the bar! Donations are gratefully accepted!
This year there will be more food vans than ever across the concerts and all day Sunday, and don’t forget to bring your blankets and rugs to keep warm!
And don’t forget the Art Market. For just $40 you can rent space to sell your art or craftwork to the hundreds of visitors on Sunday, March 1. For more information, click here.
See the Facebook event page for program as it develops: Dunsborough Arts Festival and the Sculpture by the Bay website