All the streets will be a stage for festival
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”.
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.