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

When visiting metropolitan exhibitions consider parking with UPark or using Eco-Caddy to get from one venue to the next.

If you are interested in visiting a regional area why not join one of our regional bus tours or plan your visit using the links below.

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