Welcome to the 2018 Manly Arts Festival. This year we’re coming together to celebrate 25 years of this amazing festival and the magic of creativity on the Northern Beaches. Once again, our region will be ignited with an eclectic mix of exciting events featuring prominent musicians and visual artists, hosted in a number of venues including artist studios, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the Creative Space and Glen Street Theatre.
Since 1994, this community-based arts festival celebrates the achievements, dedication and innovation of the Northern Beaches creative community in the fields of visual, musical, film, literary and the performing arts.
Each year, Council joins forces with artists and cultural organisations with the support of local businesses, to develop a creative and entertaining arts program for our residents and visitors. This year you’ll find lots to see, hear and participate in, with a range of creative learning opportunities to explore and enjoy.
Northern Beaches Council is committed to supporting cultural initiatives in our area and genuine opportunities for participation in the creative arts. We are currently developing an Arts & Creativity Strategy and look forward to working with our community on this and providing continuing opportunities in this area.
Congratulations to everyone involved in helping make the 2018 Manly Arts Festival a truly marvellous event. Immerse yourself in the Manly Arts Festival and, as always, be inspired by the creativity around us.
Michael Regan, Mayor of Northern Beaches Council.
Image (detail): Reg Mombassa, Replacing a differential, south western NSW, 2001, charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 45 x 52cm