Our premises started as a WW2 base, emigrant hostel and hospital. When the hospital closed a small group of artistic people headed by Jean Tracy identified the need for the community to have an arts centre, the premises was obtained and the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre was born.
The historical value of our premises is of great importance to us and our community. We are proud that the energy and determination of members past and present, cements the future of this excellent facility for all to enjoy.
Visit the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre open 7 days a week from 10 am until 4 pm, free entry. See an incredible range of artwork and special craft pieces reflecting the great skills of the region’s artisans. Our new Garden Café is open at the weekends offering tea or coffee, fresh home made cakes and light lunches. Our administration office is open for enquiries Monday and Wednesday from 10am – 1pm.
What makes us different ?
Our members help each other, enjoy each others company and and continue to learn from their own and others experiences. Find your favourite Art or Craft. You will find not only something that interests you but also people more than happy to share their knowledge and skills with you. See the quarterly September Newsletter 2016 and the latest Noticeboard Bulletin. Our Activities brochure Sep 2015 has information for the different groups.