Beyond the waves and waterways are over 150 artists, inspired sea-changers opening new businesses, and a huge investment in community spaces. You will find art of many kinds in expected and unexpected places.  This NSW coastal town is now a vibrant cultural hub to put on your bucket-list. 

  • Artist Market Maritime Museum
  • The Artist Market is a colourful and eclectic market at the Maritime Museum, a stunning venue with ocean views and plenty of space to meet over 45 local craft makers, artists and bakers from the hinterland to the sea. Sit back and enjoy performances by local and visiting musicians. Fourth Sunday monthly 9am-1pm. 

  • Hot Glass Bead Making Workshops At Arthouse Industries By Lindsay Moller
  • At Arthouse Industries workshop Skye Petho shares her passion for lampwork in a unique glass studio attached to her shop.  Offering workshops on how to create ear-rings, necklaces and beautiful gifts. If a hands on experience isn't your thing then browse the beautiful and eclectic range of products in the shop.

  • Weaving At The Glasshouse Workshops
  • The Glasshouse is a world-class arts centre that hosts the Regional Gallery with ever-changing exhibitions, meet the artist coffee mornings, children craft activities and hands-on creative workshops regularly.  The gallery showcases 20-25 exhibits each year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks.

  • Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail Fun
  • Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail will delight young and old as you explore the region looking for these one metre high sculptures. Each koala has been lovingly hand-painted by local and recognised artists, they can be found by using the Trail Guide which can be found on their website.

  • Hasting Valley Fine Arts Association
  • Hastings Valley Fine Art Gallery have high quality exhibits that are regularly changing and located within a quaint cottage overlooking Oxley Beach in Port Macquarie.

  • Q Pop Up Gallery
  • Q Pop Up Gallery features local artisans in a funky contemporary gallery that was once an old service station. The gallery invites you to share their love of art and music and pop in between Thursday to Sunday from 10am to see their colourful and stunning work.

  • Sunset Framing And Gallery Art Vinyl
  • Sunset Gallery and Framing delivers a relaxed feel of retro vinyl playing as you admire local art and photography and so much more.  This place is a creative hub offering many quirky workshops, picture framing and local photography where you can order a bespoke piece of wall art. They also boast one of the largest collections of genuine vintage collectable movie posters dating back to the 1940's.

Port Macquarie Town Beach Breakwall is a forever changing work of art, thanks to the work by inspired amateur artists along the colourful grafitti rocks that stretch from Town Green all the way to Town Beach.

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There is a diverse bar and café scene, where you can  soak up the amazing architecture of the Glasshouse under the gaze from artwork at Botanic Wine Garden, admire the graffiti wall in the courtyard of Social Grounds and enjoy a Paleo Feast for breakfast at LV’s on Clarence where the artist's fun is slightly tucked away.

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