Port Macquarie’s creative precinct will be bursting with light, colour and movement in January. The Summer Arts Festival is a month-long event comprising of exhibitions, workshops and performances.

We’re opening at 6pm on Saturday January 1 with Shed Ex – an underground exhibition featuring six local artists. Think industrial chic in the MakerSpace Shed.

From 8pm there will be a light sculpture parade around Albert Circuit. It will feature Claude Teyssier and Margrit Rickenbach’s large-scale creations.

Sketchy Cabaret is happening on January 8. It’s life drawing meets cabaret.

There will be two paint and sip workshops every Friday in January.