Two hundred arts events are set to delight the Fleurieu Peninsula as part of the ninth Just Add Water (JAW) program, which was launched to much fanfare at Signal Point Gallery in Goolwa, on Sunday, December 8.
An enthusiastic crowd gathered to hear about an eclectic array of cultural offerings that will form part of Alexandrina's renowned arts and culture program.
The 2020 JAW program includes shows in all major towns across the district and is set to spark the interest of all age groups and backgrounds.
Shows are planned for Goolwa, Mount Compass, Milang, Port Elliot, Langhorne Creek and Strathalbyn and include individual performances, concerts, workshops and school holiday activities.
JAW will also showcase numerous visual art exhibitions and installations at venues and galleries, with a focus on a variety and breadth of experiences to enjoy in a feast for the senses.
The launch of the program also served as a celebration of the regions unique arts community, with two exhibitions also opening as part of festivities.
The 'Found' and 'Portrait of a Kangaroo N04 + 1' exhibitions will remain open at the gallery until Monday, 27 January.
Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes encouraged the community to embrace the 2020 JAW Program and enjoy the variety and cultural opportunities offered.
"The 2020 JAW Program offers every member of the community, whatever their culture, age or ability, an exciting chance to discover new experiences and really come together to celebrate our diverse community," he said.
"I am looking forward to so many events it is hard to pick out just one, but in this year's program we welcome new themes such as the exhilarating Aquatic April events and CabarMAY, which includes 5 cabaret-style live performances during May."
The program also has an expanded regional outlook with the Adelaide Guitar Festival, Aquatic April and CabarMAY which includes five cabaret style live performances during May.
Copies of the 2020 Just Add Water Alexandrina Arts and Culture Program can be collected from a number of locations around the region and digital copy can be viewed online at: alexandrina.sa.gov.au/jaw and www.visitalexandrina.com