New winter festival for Northern Beaches – Creative Open is coming soon

Northern Beaches

A new winter festival is coming to the Northern Beaches for artists, creators and cultural innovators.

Held over two weekends in August, Creative Open Northern Beaches is a new celebration of all things creative and it’s open to all of Greater Sydney, and beyond, to attend.

“From galleries, studios and digital labs, to designers, musicians and micro-breweries, the Northern Beaches is a powerhouse of creative energy,” Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said.

“Creative Open provides a new platform for our local creative businesses and individuals to gain greater visibility and showcase their work and spaces, at a time when many are recovering from the impacts of the pandemic.”

Held on 13-14 and 20-21 August, there will be creative hubs and pop-ups at venues and businesses right across the Northern Beaches.

“Visitors can choose their own adventures, ranging for artist studio tours, live music, exhibitions, talks, workshops and more. You can go behind the scenes, meet local trend setters, innovators, artists and designers. Learn a new skill or just be inspired by watching artists and creatives in action,” Mayor Regan said.

Council will help participating artists, venues and businesses to successfully deliver their great idea with marketing, promotion, production assistance and support. Council will provide an event calendar for all activities, performances and happenings on Council’s website. The full program will be released in July.

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