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Performing & Visual Arts

Kaleidoscope ExhibitionArts and culture reflects, shapes and challenges our personal and community identities. The City of Charles Sturt supports a wide range of ideas, activities, projects, programs, festivals, exhibitions and events that are part of the cultural fabric of our area. We have many opportunities for people to engage with and participate in creative endeavour to encourage positive ways of living together in our local neighbourhoods and across the west.

Adelaide Fringe in Charles Sturt - February-March

The Adelaide Fringe is a premiere arts festival that completely takes over Adelaide, her surrounding suburbs and even some regional areas of South Australia for 31 magical days and nights each year. The city practically pulses with creativity.

Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent, a pub, a laundromat or an abandoned hospital for the criminally insane, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form.

Check out the great shows on offer in the City of Charles Sturt:

Fringe in Your Neighbourhood

Guitars in Bars - July

Guitars in BarsWhen?

1-31 July 2019

About Guitars in Bars

Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars in Bars is South Australia’s largest celebration of guitar-based music. Beginning in 2016 with 89 events, it has since grown 147% to 220 events state-wide in 2018 and is projected to grow further in 2019.

Guitars in Bars (GIB) is an open-access festival, similar to Adelaide Fringe, whereby it is a festival driven by artists and venues.

Check out the Gigs Near Me map to see more events happening across The City of Charles Sturt.

Contact Navian Iseut, Place Leader for more information:

SALA Festival - August

August is visual art month in South Australia! Since its inception in 1998 the annual SALA Festival has celebrated and promoted the diverse talents of South Australian Living Artists.

SALA is an innovative open access visual arts festival presenting thousands of artists through unique collaborations and exhibitions in hundreds of exhibition spaces throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia.

The SALA Festival is a truly unique state wide celebration of the visual arts. 

South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) Festival

SALA Map of Events

Search for SALA events in Charles Sturt

SALA highlights captured in pictures:

Love The Westside on Instagram

SALA Festival on Instagram

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for exhibition highlights or use #lovethewestside and #SALAfestival to share your SALA experiences.

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