The music , arts and crafts community in Yackandandah is vibrant with painters, potters, furniture makers, fiddlers, spinners, stitchers, visual artists and performance artists. For those with a yearning for the yesteryear, the antique shops of Yackandandah are a treasure trove of one of a kind, vintage gems.
Music is at the very heart and soul of Yackandandah. You will often hear the sound of the local musicians jamming together at the pub or buskers on the footpath on a sunny afternoon. Venture into many of the shops and you'll discover a unique range of instruments and memorabilia. Even the region's local music station, Indigo FM is broadcast out of Yackandandah, with locals taking to the microphone. The highlight of the musical calendar, attracting thousands of music lovers from all over Australia and the world, is the renowned Yackandandah Folk Festival, where the streets come alive with colourful personalities, world class musicians and family friendly activities.
Wander the stunning streets of Yack and discover unique artworks in the eclectic galleries, shops and studios. The old train station has been converted into a gallery and workspace to support up and coming artists. If you want to refine your artistic skills, take a class or workshop at the Station, or just browse through the market style display showcasing local artists.