The Grampians boasts an abundance of arts, crafts, music and performance. Visit the Railway Station Art Gallery, Laurie Evans Art Studio or woodcarving with Kevin Free in Landsborough. Ararat, Hamilton and Horsham are locations for first class art exhibitions and well recommended for a visit. In particular, the Ararat Gallery, adjacent to the historic Town Hall, is a treasure trove of tapestries and craft related art objects.
Our region’s very own “Grampians Four” artists group hold a Vintage Harvest Exhibition at Seppelts during Easter and in Spring at the Colonial Motor Inn.
Award winning James McMurtrie's Glass Blowing workshop is just down the road in Pomonal.
If you’re after live entertainment, don’t miss the famous Shakespearean performances set in the dramatic surrounds of the Grampians National Park at sunset during Easter, or perhaps in November at Best’s Winery.
Other live music performances include the Australian Country Life Festival held in Great Western, or join with several thousand and partake in the Grampians Jazz Festival held the second weekend in February, an event that’s been going for 17 years. Jazz music is commonplace in Halls Gap 12 months of the year at the Mountain Grand, where live bands play every Saturday night.
At the Halls Gap Film Festival held in November you can indulge in world movies, or if you’re wanting to experience something very different, be enlightened by the Alternative Fair held in August.
Stroll through the Main Street and Stony Creek Stores in Halls Gap for relaxing and enjoyable board walk shopping. Whatever your taste or style from treasured souvenirs to take home, to fine art and culture, the Grampians provides it all. Especially memorable for Boroka Downs guests is the fresh fudge from the Smugglers Hearth shop.