The Garden Cafe is open on Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm


Until 27 December Sea Art and Christmas Display

Our Artists explore the artistic wonder in our marine parks, ocean and bay waters.

Christmas Display features handcrafted goods perfect stocking fillers. The Christmas Raffle is bigger and better than before.

Featured Artist Mike Verran. Featured Potter Jenny Crozier

To view photos of current exhibition click here

28 December to 7 February 2023 Let’s Explore and Watercolour

Let’s Explore will be an exhibition of Black and white, with a touch of colour. The world can be black and white, or perhaps there a different shades of grey, tonal complexity, drama, intimacy and mystery will inspire our artists.

Our Watercolour Artists will have a contrasting colourful display

Featured Artist Nada O’Loughlin Yonge. Featured Potter Lorraine Edmunds

8th February to 21st March  2023 Seasons

Weather, food, celebrations, life cycles . . . where does your mind spring to? Our Artists will explore the world through feelings, sensations and different ways of seeing the natural world.

What’s On Display

Exhibition Calendar 2022-23

Raffle Rules Raffle Rules


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November 2022 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.