Art and Culture
Inspired by the surrounds and rich heritage, Wangaratta is home to creative artisans, musicians and performers, our galleries and exhibition spaces regularly feature new exhibitors and the region plays host to many culturally inspired events.
The Wangaratta Art Gallery is located within the arts precinct of Wangaratta's compact CBD, making it easily accessible and a definite must do. This stunning heritage building features a collection of textiles, small sculptures and painting, and presents an annual program of touring and curated exhibitions, including regular exhibitions in the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre foyers.
Wangaratta and surrounding villages have a passionate arts community with a diverse range of visual arts and experience offered throughout the region including Muse Gallery in Milawa, Weeronga Farm Pottery, Eldorado Pottery and the 10 to 4 Gallery to name just a few.
The Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre also features in house exhibitions of local artisans and students, rotated on a monthly basis.
Wander Wangaratta 's broad main street, past historic buildings and through riverside parklands. Discover the city's heritage at the Wangaratta Historical Museum, Wangaratta Family History and the Vine Hotel Cellar Museum.
A number of self guided walks allow you to discover the town's rich history at a leisurely pace. Pick up a brochure for the following walks at the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre.
- Heritage Tree Walk
- Heritage Walking Trail
- Cemetery Walk
- Wangaratta's Natural Highlights "A Discovery Guide"
The Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre is the region's foremost venue for theatre, music and comedy. The impressive and recently built multi purpose venue has welcomed many famous artists and is equally regarded for its commitment to showcasing local talent. The Wangaratta Theatre Season runs from February to October.