The South Australian Living Artists Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia. SALA was initially a one week festival and has grown steadily to span the entire month of August.

SALA in 2020 will have a focus on digital content and physical works which comply with the South Australian Government restrictions relating to gatherings and safe physical distancing. SALA will still include a range of open access exhibitions and events either online or physically, providing they follow the State Government restrictions. The SALA online program will be released in July. 

Download the free SALA Festival app to see the full program! Download from the App Store or Google Play.

Frequently Asked Questions

SALA Festival is a statewide visual arts festival. In 2020 SALA will be hosting more digital content which means whenever you are you can experience the full Festival. There will also be a portion of open access events that are held physically. We ask that you comply with all government directives regarding safe social distancing when viewing these exhibitions. 

From early July you will be able to access the Program via the SALA website or download the SALA Festival App to see all the events on offer. 

SALA is held annually from 1-31 August.

From early July you can access the SALA Program online and via the SALA Festival Mobile App. 

While most online exhibitions are free, some virtual events may have entry or booking fees – see individual listings for costs. 

Easily via our Donate page. All donations have a huge impact on our future; we appreciate every contribution. Donations above $2 are tax deductable.

Transport & Accommodation

Getting Around the City OF ADELAIDE
SALA parking made easy with UPark

With SALA events right across Adelaide, don’t waste time searching for a car park – park at UPark.
UPark is owned by the City of Adelaide, and all money goes back into supporting the people of Adelaide.

Book your parking now

When you book your parking online with UPark, you guarantee yourself a car park close to your destination.
That means no driving around the city, wasting time trying to find somewhere to park.

Or register for discounted parking with UPark Plus

UPark Plus is a touch-free swipe card that gives you discounted prices at all UPark car parks across the city.
Simple swipe to enter and exit. No pushing buttons. No handling tickets.

Book your parking, or register now for UPark Plus, at

Free city connector bus 

The Free City Connector bus service runs on two loops – an inner city loop and an extended loop around North Adelaide providing a link to popular city attractions and shopping, dining and services destinations.

Route 98A and 98C link the city and North Adelaide every 30 minutes, seven days a week and routes 99A and 99C link the main city destinations every 30 minutes on weekdays.

Together routes 98 and 99 provide a coordinated 15-minute frequency on weekdays from North Terrace to Hutt Street, Hurtle Square, Whitmore Square, China Town, Central Market and Victoria Square.

The service runs from early morning until 7.15pm daily, with extra services running on Friday until 9.15pm.

The buses are air conditioned and wheelchair and pram friendly.


If you are interested in visiting a regional area, plan your visit using the links below:

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