Street Art embraced by Benalla community

Published on 18 April 2024

Mayor Claridge in front of the new Benalla Mural

Benalla’s streets and laneways have been transformed with seventeen remarkable pieces of art thanks to the recent 2024 Benalla Street Art Festival.

At the completing of the much-loved event, Mayor, Cr Danny Claridge, extended heartfelt gratitude to the entire community for their overwhelming support and participation.

"The Benalla community has once again demonstrated their unwavering support for the street art in Benalla and the arts more generally. For this we are immensely grateful," said Cr Claridge.

"The community’s enthusiasm and engagement has brought vibrancy and life to our streets, welcoming thousands of visitors to our town as we showcased the incredible creativity that our region has become known for."

Cr Claridge extended his appreciation to everyone involved in making the Benalla Street Art Festival a success, adding “the success of the festival wouldn't have been possible without the invaluable contributions of the festival’s numerous stakeholders.”

"Our heartfelt thanks go out to our event partners, sponsors and the Friends of The Festival for their generous support, which has been instrumental in making this event a resounding success."

"The efforts of our Benalla Street Art Advisory Committee, event curator Eddie Zammit, Council staff and the dedicated volunteers has been truly commendable, ensuring the smooth execution of every aspect of the festival.”

“I also commend the talented artists whose remarkable pieces of art will adorn the streets and laneways of Benalla for years to come," Cr Claridge said.

"The Benalla Street Art Festival has not only provided a platform for artistic expression but has also fostered a sense of unity and pride among residents.”

"The response from both artists and the community has been overwhelmingly positive, reaffirming the enduring power of art to inspire and connect us.”

The Benalla Street Art Festival was proudly presented by Benalla Rural City Council, curated by Eddie Zammit, and supported by the Victorian Government through the Regional Events Fund.