Arts and Culture in Whitehorse
The City of Whitehorse is one of the most dynamic art and cultural hubs in metropolitan Melbourne. There’s something for everyone – exhibitions, music, festivals, theatre, heritage, and art and craft classes.
Box Hill Town Hall
Box Hill Town Hall is a popular venue hire location for business meetings, corporate dinners and social functions. It is also a vibrant hub for community groups including Box Hill Historical Society Inc., the Migrant Information Centre and Whitehorse Boroondara Community Radio. History buffs can take a guided tour of the Box Hill Town Hall to discover more about the buildings origins. For more info, visit http://www.boxhilltownhall.com.au/Artspace-TownHall.html
Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex
Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex in Mitcham is a heritage-listed pioneer's stone cottage in a garden setting surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland.
This popular attraction is open to the community on weekends.
For more information, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Schwerkolt-Cottage.html
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is an artistic and cultural hub home to a wide variety of local arts and community groups. The centre offers art and craft classes, an exhibition space, art shop and community meeting space. For more information, visit www.bhcac.com.au
Festivals and Events
Whitehorse City Council holds an outstanding range of community events and festivals, including Australia Day celebrations, Swing Pop Boom Music Series, Global Fiesta, Sustainable Living Week, Heritage Week, Spring Festival and Whitehorse Carols. For more information, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Festivals.html
The Whitehorse ArtSpace
The Whitehorse ArtSpace at the Box Hill Town Hall has one of Australia’s best civic art collections and includes paintings by Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton as well as leading contemporary artists. For more information, visit http://www.boxhilltownhall.com.au/Townhall-Artspace.html
For contact details and opening hours for library branches located in Blackburn, Box Hill, Nunawading and Vermont South, please visit http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Library-Services.html