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Arts Festival Launches 'Friends' Drive
Tuesday February 11 2014

Planning for the 2014 Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival is now well underway with the recent launch of the ‘Friends of the Festival’ sponsorship drive, an initiative aimed at ensuring the quality and breadth of Australia’s largest regional Arts Festival continues to thrive....more information

Yarn Bombing Hits Penola for Festival
Thursday February 6 2014

Following on from the success of the 2013 Penola Yarn Bombing ‘event’, people across this tightknit community will once again knit, crochet, pom pom and create their way to yarn bombing Penola, bringing the town to life with colour and texture. This year’s theme is based around “Creatures, Crafts and Creations” and ...more information

Art Prize Celebrates Prominent Australian Poet
Monday February 3 2014

The Limestone Coast is once again set to attract artist entries from throughout Australia for the 2014 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize. Prize money of over $6000 has previously attracted a wide range of entries from artists and designers working in a two dimensional medium. According to organiser Kristen Bence, the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize has firmly made its mark on the artists’ calendar....more information

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival WINS at the SA Regional Awards!
Tuesday October 30 2013

This evening, the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival was awarded the 2013 Arts Award at the Limestone Coast SA Regional Awards held at the Naracoorte Town Hall. What a fantastic achievement for all involved. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers, the community and our wonderful sponsors...more information

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2014 Festival PosterThe Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, now coming in to its 23rd year, has grown to become Australia's leading regional arts festival.

The festival celebrates the literary and arts heritage of Penola, the fine wines of Coonawarra and our premium regional produce. The 2014 Festival will be held May 22-25, 2014.

Last year's winning design prize image, featured above, is the identifying feature of the 2014 festival... more information

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