Community Arts


Community Arts is a vibrant arts precinct at the Festival that welcomes all Festival attendees to get creative, participate and experience a wide range of activities on offer. Community Arts is open each day from 9am – 5pm.

Attendees can drop in for half an hour to make a mark on our expansive and colourful mural boards, or stay for longer to contribute to a large ephemeral sculpture for the lantern parade, or join other creative folk to make a gorgeous art piece to take home in one of our free daily art experiences.

Fee activities – WORKSHOPS
The Festival also offers structured workshops where participants can learn new skills from experienced artisans. Expressions of Interest for facilitators for these popular workshops are now open.


  • Community Arts is located outside on a large grassy area near the main entry gate.
  • The Festival sets up large marquees for workshops, fitted with trestle table and chairs.
  • Festival volunteers manage the booking of workshops and take payments.
  • Workshop participants are charged a small fee to assist in covering costs. In the past this has been $15 for an Introductory workshop of 1.5 hours, and $20 for an advanced skills workshop of 2 hours.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Workshop facilitators need to provide any materials and tools required for the workshop.
  • The Festival provides 15amp power, but any power equipment used must be tested and tagged by a qualified electrician.
  • When workshop facilitators arrive, they are met by Comm Arts volunteers and directed to their workshop space. They then present their fabulous workshop in a lively, welcoming and supportive manner!

Any inquiries can be made to