Esperance Arts and Culture Trail opens
CULTURE, arts, tourism and local businesses in the Western Australian Goldfields region will be boosted when the Esperance Arts and Culture Trail opens on Friday, August 24.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the new trail includes a printed map for visitors and residents to navigate their way around arts and cultural venues in the Esperance region.
“This project is not only about encouraging more people to visit our region but also promoting local talent, drawing attention to local arts and cultural experiences, and related businesses,” Mr Wilson said.
“An online portal has also been created listing local arts-related businesses, arts and cultural groups, artists and performers to raise awareness of the vibrant arts scene in this region.”
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the trail will increase the region’s artistic profile, strengthen Esperance’s cultural identity and promote the work of local artists, including those from Indigenous backgrounds.
“This kind of investment will boost the local economy through an increase in visitors spending and investing more, and will add to the vibrancy of the region, supporting the artistic community to flourish,” Dr McVeigh said.
“The Trail promotes arts and cultural activities across the whole region and will be integrated into the larger Goldfields-Esperance Arts and Culture Trail currently under development.”
The $20,000 Esperance Arts and Culture Trail project was fully-funded by the Coalition Government under the Building Better Regions Fund