THURSDAY 16 to SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019 – Celebrating 28 years

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Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival 2018

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Cass-Moriarty- Arts Festival 2018

“I highly recommend adding to your calendar”

"Penola is a warm and vibrant community of talented artists, and the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival celebrates art in all its forms. From the opening night – and the awarding of the John Shaw Neilson Art Acquisition Prize – to the closing ceremonies in the town square, I was embraced and welcomed to every event. From gallery openings to artistic demonstrations, from delicious local produce and tempting vintage wines to enthusiastic young writers and lively musicians, the festival is home to a broad palette of activities and experiences. I was honoured to be involved in judging the Catherine Martin Youth Literary Award, and delighted to participate in the Literary Brunch, hosted by Hollick Estates. Penola is a charming and historic town of original stone cottages and a celebration of life from a bygone era, including the legacy of Mary MacKillop, seamlessly melded with modern influences of music, art and literature. There really is something for everyone. But it is the people that make the difference, and this little community thrives on inclusivity - young and old, alternative and conservative, progressive and traditional. I enjoyed myself immensely and cannot more highly recommend Penola Coonawarra as a festival to add to your calendar. You will not be disappointed."

Cass Moriarty - Author 'The Promise Seed' & 'Parting Words' June 4, 2018

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