Cafe Closed

Due to volunteer shortages over the holidays the Weekend Cafe will remain closed until further advice.

Gallery Hours

The Gallery is open hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm


Holidays exceptions

Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December) CLOSE AT 1 PM
Christmas Day (Monday 25th December) CLOSED ALL DAY
Boxing Day (Tuesday 26th December) CLOSED ALL DAY
Wednesday 27th December OPEN 10 AM – 4 PM
New Year’s Eve (Sunday 31s December) CLOSE AT 1PM
New Year’s Day (Monday 1st January, 2024) CLOSED ALL DAY
Tuesday 2nd January, 2024 OPEN 10 AM – 4 PM


Until 12 December – Travel and Christmas Craft

We all have the travel bug. Where will our Artists take us? This exhibition will be  an immersive and captivating art exhibition that explores the theme of travel through a diverse range of artistic expressions.

 Christmas Craft celebrating the spirit of Christmas through a wide array of handcrafted, seasonal creations.

Ledgendary Christmas Hamper Raffle tickets

Featured Artists Jan Bevan and Jo Barwick. Featured Potters Gill Ward & Heidi  Harber

To view photos of the current exhibition click here

13 December – 23 January – Life in The Bay, Christmas Craft and Mosaics

Local scenes, landscapes, waterways. A Celebration of Local Landscapes and Waterways invites visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating beauty of this coastal paradise through the eyes of talented local artists.

 Christmas Craft celebrating the spirit of Christmas through a wide array of handcrafted, seasonal creations.

Ledgendary Christmas Hamper Raffle tickets

Mosaics The mosaic  exhibition will be  a feast for the eyes. You will find mosaics of all shapes and sizes, made from a variety of materials, including glass, stone, and tile.

Featured Artist Lizzie Paterson. Featured Potters Janet McDonnell and Renee Buman

24 January – 5 March – Reflections and Monday Painters

Mirror images, thoughts, and dreams. We invite you to step into the gallery where reality intertwines with the ethereal, where reflections dance on the surface and mirrors the depths of our minds. An art exhibition that delves into the profound interplay between our external perceptions and the inner landscapes of our thoughts and dreams.

Monday Painters  A mini display by variety of artists using different mediums resulting in a vibrant and diverse display of creativity

Featured Artist Carol Gilmour. Featured Potter Lesley Lewis.

What’s On Display

Exhibition Calendar 2023-24

Exhibition Calendar 2024-25

Raffle Rules Raffle Rules

Latest Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

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Wheelchair Access

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre open 7 days a week from 10 am until 4 pm, free entry. We have wheelchair access.

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Arts and Crafts Groups

There are a large number of Art and Crafts groups, who meet at the centre on a regular basis to practice their crafts.

Garden Cafe

Our small garden cafe is open on Saturdays  from 10.00am to 2.30pm. Homemade light lunches.