Arts festival to be held in Victor Harbor during August

VIBRANT ART GROUP: Rosemary Builder is publicity officer of the Victor Harbor Art Society, which will facilitate the SALA festival in August at Whalers.
VIBRANT ART GROUP: Rosemary Builder is publicity officer of the Victor Harbor Art Society, which will facilitate the SALA festival in August at Whalers.

VICTOR HARBOR – The Victor Harbor Art Society has attracted a major arts event to Victor Harbor. The SALA Festival will be held from August 1 to 13 at Whalers on Franklin Parade.

The society has a membership of 45 will not only host a SALA Festival, but also holds workshops at various venues. Over the Easter holiday period, the society utilised Warland Reserve to exhibit 80 paintings to add to the many attractions Victor Harbor has to offer.

Publicity officer for the society Rosemary Builder said the exhibition on Warland Reserve on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Easter was “absolutely fantastic”.  

“The colour and quality was outstanding and consistently drew  big crowds complementing the nearby Artisan Market,” Rosemary said.

Other functions involve Thursday Painters at the Lutheran Centre, an exhibition at the Port Elliot Show and bus tours to be held during the SALA Festival.

“There is a misconception in the community that Victor Harbor misses out on cultural events, in particular SALA. This is not true as we will be holding a SALA Festival in August and remain very active in the community,” Rosemary said.

There is a misconception in the community that Victor Harbor misses out on cultural events

Rosemary Builder

“Our membership streams from Normanville to Goolwa and we hold monthly meetings in the Old School Building in Torrens Street, Victor Harbor. We strongly support the proposed  Arts and Cultural Precinct, as like the South Coast Choral & Arts Society we make the most of what we have, but it is not enough. The society does so much in our community.”