All the streets will be a stage for fes­ti­val

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CLARE­MONT’S streets will soon be over­taken by ae­rial per­form­ers, mimes, a sea con­tainer art gallery, fash­ion pa­rade and street per­form­ers.

The Clare­mont town cen­tre will be host­ing its an­nual ART TRA fes­ti­val, start­ing on Fri­day.

Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker said the fes­ti­val, now in its third year, aimed to cre­ate “lo­cal com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion, to in­crease eco­nomic ac­ti­va­tion, to con­nect all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, and to cre­ate a fun and vi­brant at­mos­phere that the com­mu­nity can take pride in”.

More than 15,000 peo­ple are ex­pected to at­tend the fes­ti­val un­til April 2.

Alda Ni­na­sivinche from Elle Et Lui said the Clare­mont busi­ness com­mu­nity had come to­gether in the Clare­mont town cen­tre col­lec­tive to “paint the town red” for ART TRA.

“Each in­di­vid­ual busi­ness is do­ing their own events and win­dow dis­plays,” she said.

“The fes­ti­val brings all as­pects of the Clare­mont com­mu­nity to­gether. Avion Your Way is a youth event de­signed by un­der 18s for un­der 18s.”

Art Con­tained will fea­ture 10 ship­ping con­tain­ers in which artists will be work­ing to cre­ate art work.

Other at­trac­tions in­clude the of­fi­cial launch, sky arts, Gaia golf and var­i­ous satel­lite ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place through­out the streets of the ART TRA week­end.

The fes­ti­val is “a week­end of ex­pe­ri­en­tial art for all ages and abil­i­ties”.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d467038

Lo­cal busi­ness peo­ple get set for ART TRA in Clare­mont: (from left) Daniel Good­sell from Billie H, Alda Ni­na­sivinche and Sa­man­tha Mon­teiro from Elle et Lui De­signer Shoes and Kel­lie Flynn from the Clare­mont Ho­tel.

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