Mandurah’s Stretch Arts Festival to delight with huge range of colour, creativity

Stretch Arts Festival’s multi-sensory Hydrdome artwork.
Stretch Arts Festival’s multi-sensory Hydrdome artwork.

THE City of Mandurah and community partners are gearing up for one of the most colourful and creative festivals of the year – the 18th annual Stretch Arts Festival.

This year’s festival brings a feast of new and exciting arts experiences from renowned and emerging artists, with more than 20 workshops on offer in April and May.

There will be a diverse range of free or low-cost creative workshops that explore mosaic and clay, Noongar dance, photography, a cosplay tea party, a Hydrodome film preview in partnership with Peel Harvey Catchment Council and dance workshops.

The emphasis on the workshops is on fun, learning new skills, networking and community building opportunities.

Mayor Rhys Williams said the festival offered a beautiful array of culture, creativity and mind-stretching experiences.

“We will see some of the most impressive artistic talent the community has to offer, coming together in the way our arts community does so well, to showcase us at our very best.’’

The festival on May 5 and 6 offers free arts, music, food, markets, performances and outdoor events over two days.