Celebrate by painting the town red

AURA Bar welcomed returning Winter celebrations by pouring red cocktails and illuminated itself in red light for the Paint the Town Red 2021 launch.

This Winter’s festival season kicks off with Dark Mofo in June, including the popular Winter Feast, through to the end of August with the last day of the Hadley’s Art Prize exhibition.

Destination Southern Tasmania chief executive officer Alex Heroys was glad to see Winter festivities return after a COVID-19-impacted season.

Mr Heroys said the Winter months were full of creativity for Paint the Town Red.

“People get very creative – using red light bulbs, lanterns, decorations, paint, fabric and other red materials to adorn shopfronts, offices, public spaces and even private homes,” he said.

“Tasmanians have really come to embrace both the weather and the range of events on offer during Winter.”

The Winter festival season of course includes Dark Mofo and the Huon Valley Midwinter Festival, as well as the Festival of Voices, Beaker Street, and Tasmanian Whiskey Week.

Previously a southern Tasmanian affair, all businesses from across Tasmania are invited to celebrate and Paint the Town Red this year.

Destination Southern Tasmania are encouraging businesses and households to embrace the colour red to “celebrate the return of the festival and embrace the Winter.”

The public is also encouraged to get creative for the festival and post photos to the #PTTR21 hashtag, with prizes like accommodation and Tasmanian experiences up for grabs.

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