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Margaret River Events Calendar

Arts Margaret River presents a dynamic and innovative artistic and cultural program. Fostering artistic development and community engagement in a variety of venues and locations around Margaret River, Cowaramup and Augusta.

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Performing Arts

Arts Margaret River aims to bring you the best in live theatre, music, comedy and dance. Our annual program includes something for all ages, from the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival, music, dance, puppet shows, free simulcasts and much much more, you will be impressed by the selection and quality of the performances.

Our program is constantly added to during the year so check our events calendar and follow us on Facebook for the latest event details.

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Literature

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River. It is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community.

Each year, the festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.

Please visit the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival website for the latest festival news, program information and to purchase tickets.

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Visual Arts

Arts Margaret River proudly supports regional artists, encouraging new and emerging local artists to show their work in a supportive environment. Exhibitions are curated and hung by our volunteer Gallery Exhibition Team and artist labels, statements and sales are produced and managed by Arts Margaret River staff.

Over the years countless artists of all ages were given the opportunity to exhibit their works for a month at the Margaret River Cultural Centre, with full mentoring and support provided.

As Arts Margaret River no longer have regular ongoing access to a gallery space, therefore we have improvised to create fantastic exhibitions in a variety of locations.  Exhibitions such as the Apron Project, Community Quilt Project and Take a Seat Exhibition are recent examples of our ongoing commitment to creating exhibitions and events that community members can partake in, regardless of artistic ability or experience.

We pride ourselves in thinking up new and exciting exhibition opportunities that is open to a broad range of artisans and crafts people who may never have considered exhibiting their work before. Our events are accessible to everyone and attracts a large number of visitors who do not usually visit art galleries or exhibitions.

The annual Visual Stories art exhibition and competition forms an exciting part of the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival with works displayed before and throughout the event. 

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Sunday Sundowner Sessions

The Sundowners are an annual series of free family concerts that are well-loved and well attended at Pioneer Park, Cowaramup. The Sundowners enable Arts Margaret River to give back to our community, and for the community to be exposed to differing music styles.

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