03 August 2013
Sala in Unley
2013 SALA in Unley has continued to grow as one of South Australia’s major and respected arts festivals. This year SALA runs from 2-25 August. This year our involvement includes:
•The coordination of Where Business Meets Art, a project developed in conjunction with Unley’s five Main Street Traders Associations for businesses and artists to participate in our ongoing initiative to put art in our shops, cafes and businesses. This year over 50 businesses will display work in a variety of mediums from around 120 artists. This continues to be the single largest response to SALA in any metropolitan area.
•SALA on Show is the new SALA on Sale on Sunday 25 August starting around 10.30am and going to 5pm.! Following the decision of the King William Road Traders not to repeat the format of previous SALA on Sales, negotiations were undertaken with both SALA Festival and the Unley Shopping Centre. It was considered that the event was an excellent showcase for our Council and its region and with 6-8 000 attendees it should not be lost from the calendar. The event has been re-branded and now called SALA on Show. This is the closing event for the state-wide Festival. The event predominantly allows over 300 pieces of work to be sold by artists in one day.It will be hosted in an area in front of the Unley Shopping Centre and the music and ‘artists on the street’ elements will spill over on to the paths of the Shopping Centre and the Soldiers Memorial Gardens. We are currently investigating a temporary mural being created along one of the marquee walls. There will also be roving entertainers assisting with any traffic management issues. The Art Gallery of SA will be bringing workshops for families based on their current Heartland exhibition. We are now one of the major sponsors along with The Advertiser, SANTOS, Unley Shopping Centre, and Unley Traders Association. This gives us a high profile at events where we are mentioned and we appear on the inside page of the main SALA program. Thanks Matthew Ives