Local Arts, Festivals and Events.
The Grampians boasts an abundance of arts, crafts, music and performance.
Visit the Railway Station Art Gallery, Grampians Furniture or woodcarving with Kevin Free in Landsborough. Ararat, Hamilton and Horsham are locations for first class art exhibitions and well recommended for a visit. In particular, the Ararat Gallery, adjacent to the historic Town Hall, is a treasure trove of tapestries and craft related art objects.
Local Artists’ support the ‘Grampians Arts Trail’ every Easter and Melbourne Cup weekend.
Award winning James McMurtrie’s Glass Blowing workshop is just down the road in Pomonal.
If you’re after live entertainment, don’t miss the famous Shakespearean performances set in the dramatic surrounds of the Grampians National Park at sunset during Easter, or perhaps in November at Best’s Winery.
Other live music performances include the Australian Country Life Festival held in Great Western, or join with several thousand and partake in the Grampians Jazz Festival held the second weekend in February, an event that’s been going for 20 years.
At the Halls Gap Film Festival held in November you can indulge in world movies, or if you’re wanting to experience something very different, be enlightened by the Alternative Fair held in August.