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The Great Ocean Road region has a vibrant creative culture. From local markets and boutiques showcasing hand crafted items; to artists working in their studios or galleries full of works inspired by the surrounding sea and landscapes.

Join in the fun at cultural events all year round, from literary and music festivals to art exhibitions and other historical events. For a bit of sea air and local culture, make sure the  Lorne Festival of Performing Arts or their Sculpture Festival is in your diary.

Music fans will want to time their visit to coincide with the famous Port Fairy Folk Festival, Anglesea Music Festival or to rock out at the award winning Falls Festival.

Lovers of art will be impressed by the Warrnambool Art Gallery, with works spanning European salon paintings through to avant-garde modernism.

Discover the Whale Bone Gallery in Port Fairy. It is a co-operative retail art gallery run by its artist members and features examples of some of the finest work of this region. 

Keep an eye on the region's what's-on guide for the latest theatre, music and artistic events coming to the Great Ocean Road.