SALA Festival | 1-31 August 2019

SALA Festival 2019 & Introducing SALA Parlour

The SALA Festival is an annual celebration of South Australian living visual artists. Held every August, thousands of artists exhibit in hundreds of venues throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia.

The extraordinary range of exhibition venues means that you can find art just about anywhere around SA, from traditional galleries to cafes, hairdressers, schools and other unexpected places. SALA Festival has enormous reach which goes way beyond the boundaries of the Adelaide CBD, with exhibitions in the Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula, Limestone Coast, Riverland and beyond.

SALA Festival invites the participation of artists of all ages and levels of experience in art-making. The art itself is as diverse as the artists, with all kinds of media represented: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital media, moving image, glass, ceramics, textiles and more. The Festival presents an excellent opportunity for South Australian artists to be seen and appreciated by the wider community.

SALA Parlour

SALA Parlour is an interactive pop-up, drop-in artspace for children and young people located on the South Australian Museum Lawns. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend and create some art. Take your artwork home or leave it at the parlour and contribute to an expanding gallery of artwork.

During the week there will be drawing activities and friendly volunteers will be on hand to recommend some exhibitions to visit. On Sundays throughout August SALA presents drop-in art activities with a stellar line-up of young contemporary artists guiding activities for young people and their families.

Dates & Times:

  • 1 – 31 August 2019
  • Tue – Fri 11am -5pm
  • Sat 10am – 4pm
  • Sun 11am – 4pm.

Presented by SALA’s Education Partner, Credit Union SA.

Credit Union SA supports schools and kindergartens to participate in SALA Festival and this year students are exhibiting right across South Australia.  Exhibitions are in schools, cafes, shop windows and even online – make your own schools art trail to marvel at the creativity of our State’s youngest artists.

For list of schools participating in SALA Festival this year click here.

Find out more about SALA Parlour HERE


For more information and all enquiries please visit the SALA website.

What:   SALA Festival 

When:    Thursday 1 – Saturday 31 August 2019

Where:  Various venues all throughout South Australia

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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