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City of Whitehorse

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The City of Whitehorse is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, just 15 kilometres from the CBD and is characterised by outstanding cultural facilities, and a breadth of community festivals and events.

Within Whitehorse, Box Hill Central Activity District is one of the many places worth exploring. Box Hill is a hub of activity with a multicultural mix of shops, restaurants and the annual Chinese New Year celebration which attracts up to 70,000 visitors. The architectural icon of Box Hill Town Hall is home to the Whitehorse Art Collection and Art Space Gallery. The Collection is significant for its ceramics and includes landscape works that reference traditions of the Australian Impressionists who established an Artists' Camp at Box Hill in 1885. Just down the road from the Town Hall is the popular Box Hill Community Arts Centre where art courses, classes, workshops and performances continue the tradition of fostering creativity in Whitehorse.

Explore more of the diverse range of arts, cultural and heritage experiences, services and places to visit in Whitehorse.

The Whitehorse Centre presents a professional theatre program that includes opera, drama popular music, family shows and matinee entertainment. The Centre is also a fully licensed function venue suitable for corporate and community events.

The beautifully historic Box Hill Town Hall is an attractive venue for hire and includes the vibrant community hub and Art Space.

The Art Space exhibits the Whitehorse Art Collection as part of a diverse annual exhibition and floor talk program. The Artists in Schools funding and public art projects are also part of visual arts programming.

The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is used regularly by cultural groups, has spaces for hire and hosts a diversity of creative courses for people of all ages.

Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex is a heritage listed pioneer's stone cottage in a garden setting surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland. This popular attraction is open on weekends free of charge and is a great place to pick up a heritage walk brochure.

Crowds of family and friends come out for Council's season of major festivals and events that include Spring Festival, Whitehorse Carols, Chinese New Year, the Australia Day Concert and Fireworks and the Summer Music Season.

For more events held in Whitehorse and information about the monthly Farmers Market and Nunawading Craft and Produce market visit Council's event calendar

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