ART, MUSIC & THEATRE

Bright, and its surrounding towns of Myrtleford, Mount Beauty and Harrietville, has developed a unique culture through the blended histories that have unfolded in our fertile river valleys and rugged alpine mountains. We invite you to spend some time at our art galleries, cultural festivals and events, and get to know the people that make Bright & Surrounds what it is today.

ART GALLERIES

The Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, located in Mountbatten Avenue, holds a diverse range of art exhibitions throughout the year in addition to their permanent collection. Two major annual exhibitions are the Autumn Art Exhibition and Sale and the Decorative Arts Exhibition in the Spring.

The Myrtleford Art Gallery on Standish Street showcases a brilliant collection of fine artworks, some of which include works for sale by local artists and works depicting the magical landscapes, flora and fauna of the alpine mountains and valleys.

In addition to the two galleries above, you'll also find award-winning landscape photography at the Alpine Light Gallery in Bright, next to the Bright Art Bar, where you can pick up the brush yourself along with a glass of wine.

LIVE MUSIC & THEATRE

There's always live music to be found in Bright & Surrounds, especially in summer when many pubs and bars host live acts each week. Check out the Alpine Hotel, Bright Brewery, Wandi Pub, Myrtleford's Buffalo Hotel and The Old Factory, Harrietville's Snowline Hotel and Mount Beauty's West Peak Hotel, to name just a few.

The Bright Court House is another popular venue for live bands, comedians and theatre troupes, while the Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre host a curated season of talented musicians each year through its Cafe Culture Series.

Check the venues or our What's On listings to see what's happening, including the annual Brighter Days Festival and Mount Beauty Music Festival.

LET'S GET AQUAINTED

DON'T MISS THESE UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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Brighter Days Festival

Shakespeare in the Vines at Gapsted Wines

Shakespeare in the Vines – As You Like It

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The GOAT Bright 2022

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HISTORIC HUTS

DISCOVER OUR HIGH COUNTRY HUTS

Dotted throughout the wild Australian Alps are historic huts with a story to tell. Here’s how you can find them.

OUR STORY

THE THINGS THAT FORGED US

Every place has a story to tell about the past; the things that explain the present, and the learnings that create a better future. This is our story.

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